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May 21, 2015

PARCC to Shorten Next Year's Common-Core Test

The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the testing window to later in the school year.

February 26, 2015

Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.

December 22, 2014

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?

December 03, 2014

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.

December 02, 2014

FBI Seizes Records of Los Angeles District's Massive iPad Purchase

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines confirmed that the FBI took 20 boxes of evidence related to the district's ambitious 1-to-1 computing initiative.

November 03, 2014

Online Common Core Testing Delayed in Louisiana

Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.

October 10, 2014

Michigan Offers To Waive Online Testing Requirement for Some Schools

With the spring 2015 deadline for implementing online testing drawing near, some Michigan administrators are expressing last-minute concerns about the technological readiness of their schools.

October 02, 2014

Cheating Threat on Computerized Tests Not Covered in State Laws, Group Says

State laws have not kept pace with the growth of computerized testing, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating, according to a new report from ACT.

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.

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