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February 09, 2016

Rhode Island PARCC Scores Lower on Computer-Based Exams

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.

January 13, 2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad Makes Push for Computer Science

Proposed legislation would require all Iowa middle and high schools to offer the subject by the 2018-2019 academic year.

January 05, 2016

Ambitious Student-Data-Privacy Law in California Attracts National Attention

Educators and policymakers around the country are carefully watching the implementation of the state's Student Online Personal Information Protection Act to assess its effectiveness.

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.

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