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November 09, 2015

Online Testing Now More Common Than Paper and Pencil, Study Finds

For the first time, most elementary and middle-school students this year will take state-required tests online.

October 27, 2015

Cyber Charters Have 'Overwhelming Negative Impact,' CREDO Study Finds

The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.

October 15, 2015

New Mexico Announces Push for High-Speed Internet for Schools

State agencies and nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway will work to bring high-speed connections to all N.M. classrooms by 2018.

October 05, 2015

What's Arne Duncan's Legacy on Ed-Tech?

Critics fault Arne Duncan for not sustaining the Enhancing Education Through Technology program, but others credit him for promoting open ed. resources and private developers' interest in the school market.

October 02, 2015

Ed-Tech Lawsuit Over Access Settled in Seattle, in Potential Landmark Accord

Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.

September 14, 2015

Broadband Upgrades for Montana Schools the Focus of New State Push

Montana will partner with EducationSuperHighway to assess schools' connectivity and develop a plan to get all schools meeting national broadband targets by 2018.

August 28, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Legislation Signed in Delaware Latest in Trend Among States

Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.

August 13, 2015

Minn. Student's Tweet About Kissing Teacher Leads to Suspension, Lawsuit

Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.

June 24, 2015

North Carolina Teacher Quality Tracked in New Dashboard

A new online tool from the University of North Carolina makes data on teacher preparation, recruitment, performance, and retention available to policymakers and the public.

June 01, 2015

Washington State Passes Bill Strengthening Computer Science Education

The Washington state legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to improve computer science education.

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