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April 06, 2018

Wyoming, Idaho Laws Expand K-12 Computer Science Education

All districts in Wyoming will be required to provide K-12 computer science instruction, and Idaho high schools will offer at least one high school CS course.

March 06, 2018

Washington State Defies FCC and Passes 'Net Neutrality' Law

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill intended to prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing online content in the state.

February 08, 2018

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

February 06, 2018

Student Retweets Snoop Dogg, Then Sues School District for 'Retaliation'

A California district is under fire for allegedly punishing a student who retweeted and liked "inappropriate" content on her personal social-media account.

January 30, 2018

Student-Data-Privacy Debate Comes to U.S. House (Again)

The House education and workforce committee heard from a panel of experts divided over how to balance stronger privacy protections with the desire for better evidence.

January 30, 2018

New Ohio Law Focuses on Computer Science, Lets Students Avoid Algebra 2

An Ohio law gives students the right to opt out of Algebra 2 -- a staple of high school math - if they take computer science instead.

January 19, 2018

Ohio's Largest Cyber Charter Closes Mid-Year

The 12,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has closed its doors following a long battle with state officials over student attendance and funding.

January 02, 2018

States Urged to Emphasize Competency-Based Learning in the ESSA Era

Policymakers should redesign accountability systems to transition from a "culture of compliance to one of continuous improvement," a new report argues.

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.

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