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November 08, 2017

'Open Algorithms' Bill Would Jolt New York City Schools, Public Agencies

The proposed legislation would require the 1.1-million student district to publish the source code behind algorithms used to assign students to high schools, evaluate teachers, and more.

September 21, 2017

Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program

Nevada plans to push forward with their state-funded 1-to-1 program after an encouraging independent review study of the program's impact.

July 20, 2017

Minecraft Party to Raise Money for Technology in Philly Schools

Philadelphia's mayor and superintendent announced a "kid-safe gaming event" aimed at raising funds for teacher-led classroom technology projects.

July 14, 2017

For Principals, Student Sexting a Speeding 'Freight Train,' Full of Peril

For school leaders, sexting means worries about cellphone searches, bullying prevention, child pornography laws, and difficult conversations with students and parents.

June 30, 2017

Maryland Dad Wants June 30 to Be "National Student Data Deletion Day"

Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.

June 12, 2017

Ohio Orders State's Largest Cyber Charter to Repay $60M in Attendance Dispute

A state audit of student login records determined that Ohio's largest full-time online charter had dramatically overstated its student enrollment.

May 19, 2017

Court Orders Pa. to Approve Thrice-Rejected Cyber Charter Applicant

A Pa. Commonwealth Court rejected years of arguments by state officials that the nonprofit board of Insight PA Cyber Charter would not be independent of for-profit management firm K12 Inc.

May 11, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Gives More for Personalized Learning at State Level

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Chiefs for Change see the Every Student Succeeds Act as a lever for supporting personalized learning at the state and district level.

April 30, 2017

Computer Science For All in San Francisco Schools: 7 Early Takeaways

Student engagement, challenges with teacher preparation, and inequities in high school course-taking have marked the early days of San Francisco Unified's groundbreaking CS4all initiative.

March 07, 2017

Ohio's E-School Attendance Dispute: Q&A With the Columbus Dispatch

Bill Bush and Jim Siegel of the Columbus Dispatch talk about covering the accountability concerns swirling around full-time online charters in Ohio.

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