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October 24, 2014

Personalized Learning Plans for Vermont Students Move Forward

Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans.

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 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Guidance Calls for Equal Technology Access Across Schools

A "Dear Colleague" letter released recently by the Department of Education urges states, districts and schools to proactively evaluate how they distribute resources, including educational technology.

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.

September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 25, 2014

'Innovation' in Philly Schools Has Rocky History: #TBT

Philadelphia's recent history with "innovative" high schools has been mostly discouraging, but one educator featured in a 2009 Ed Week story is still fighting to reinvent schooling.

September 24, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days Now an Option for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania will allow schools to use digital strategies to keep schools running in the event of inclement weather, beginning this year.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?

July 11, 2014

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

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