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August 29, 2014

L.A. School iPad Deal With Apple, Pearson Critiqued in Board Report

Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract Amid Questions

Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.

August 25, 2014

Gauging the Academic Payoff, Per Dollar, From Open Ed. Resources

David Wiley, a supporter of open-educational resources, argues that the free materials easily top commercial resources when judged by "learning outcomes per dollar."

August 15, 2014

Arkansas School-Broadband Landscape Not So Bleak After All, Group Contends

Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.

July 02, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.

June 20, 2014

Ark. Governor Pushes to Add K-12 Schools to State Broadband Network

High-level efforts are underway to change an Arkansas state law that forbids K-12 schools from accessing a statewide broadband network serving colleges and universities.

June 18, 2014

Lack of Integration, Ability to Get Data a Problem in School Software, Report Says

School leaders lament a lack of product integration and an inability to extract data from educational software, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute.

June 18, 2014

Schools' Deadline to Access ConnectED Corporate Donations Fast Approaching

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

May 14, 2014

Vendors Tout Single Sign-On Technology to Schools Awash in Software

As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.

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