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November 20, 2014

States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds

States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

November 13, 2014

Teachers (Still) Behaving Badly on Social Media Sites: #TBT

Even as social media sites like Twitter have become valuable tools for educators, instances of teacher misbehavior similar to those chronicled by Ed Week in 2008 have continued.

November 06, 2014

Chromebooks Versus Tablets in Schools? #TBT, and a Look Ahead.

One year ago, the iPad was dominant. Next week, Education Week takes a look at the rapid ascendance of the Chromebook.

November 05, 2014

Ed Tech to Get $2 Billion Bond Boost in New York State

New York voters approved a $2 billion bond proposal that would provide funding for school technology and broadband infrastructure.

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 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.

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