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August 22, 2018

Ohio Sues Cyber Charter Founder, Pursuing Millions in Disputed Funds

Ohio is seeking to recoup millions of dollars in funds from now-defunct online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

July 10, 2018

ECOT Fallout: Missing Students, Returned Donations, Criminal Accusations

The mid-year closure of Ohio's largest full-time online charter school has had far-reaching effects, as seen in a roundup of recent headlines.

May 07, 2018

New Mexico To Count Computer Science as Graduation Requirement

The state's education secretary says the move will help ensure students' preparedness for the "21st century marketplace."

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.

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