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June 27, 2013

Teacher Involvement, Deep Understanding of Common Core Make Ed-Tech Startup Stand Out

Helping educators implement tough new academic understands and better use student data were key themes at ISTE's 2013 "pitchfest."

June 27, 2013

District Leadership Teams Can Undermine Tech. Initiatives, Says San Diego County Leader

Poor internal communication, divided leadership teams, and top-down dictates all lead to wasteful technology spending in school districts, says Stephen Clemons of the San Diego County Office of Education.

June 25, 2013

Pearson: Assessment and Instruction Are 'Inseparable'

Pearson senior vice president and general manager Douglas McCollum talks with Education Week about the future of K-12 assessment, and addresses criticism of the company.

June 24, 2013

Focus on People, Not Technology for Common-Core Implementation?

Preparing districts for the common core requires focusing on instructional shifts, rather than technology itself, panelists at an ISTE forum argued Monday.

June 24, 2013

Despite Snafus, Kentucky 'Still Moving Forward' With Online Assessments

Marty Park, chief digital officer in the Ky. department of education, talks with Education Week about recovering from recent problems with online test administration.

June 14, 2013

Apple Poised to Win Big L.A. School District Technology Contract

A district committee has recommended that Apple Inc., be awarded a lucrative ed-tech contract from the 660,000-student Los Angeles school system.

June 06, 2013

Obama Unveils Proposal to Overhaul Federal E-rate Program

President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to ask the Federal Communcations Commission to overhaul the E-rate program, which supports technology in schools.

May 31, 2013

Summit Focuses on Blending of Technology, the Arts

Attendees at a conference on "reimagining education," emphasized blending the use of technology with other subjects, including the arts.

May 29, 2013

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

May 24, 2013

End of Support for Windows XP Leaves Districts With Big Decisions

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, believed to be the most widely used operating systems in K-12 districts, leaving districts to upgrade or choose other options.

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