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June 19, 2013

Report Questions States' Return on Ed. Tech. Investment

States have failed to examine whether spending on educational technology is worth the cost, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

June 10, 2013

Students' Mobile Device Use and Frustrations Reflected in Survey

Students report that schools' filters, firewalls, and blockage of social media sites are obstacles to their use of educational technology.

June 06, 2013

Obama Unveils Proposal to Overhaul Federal E-rate Program

President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to ask the Federal Communcations Commission to overhaul the E-rate program, which supports technology in schools.

June 04, 2013

Texas Poised to Expand Virtual Education Through Online Network

Texas legislation that has reached the desk of Gov. Rick Perry would allow nonprofits and private companies to offer courses through a statewide virtual network.

May 30, 2013

Coursera Unveils Plans With Universities; Arne Duncan Responds

Coursera announces a new partnership with universitiies to offer "MOOCs," a plan that draws a positive reaction from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

May 29, 2013

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

May 29, 2013

Former Atlanta Schools' Tech. Chief Resigns From Dallas Post

Dallas' schools chief has asked for the resignation of his chief of staff, who has confirmed he is the subject of a federal investigation.

May 24, 2013

End of Support for Windows XP Leaves Districts With Big Decisions

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, believed to be the most widely used operating systems in K-12 districts, leaving districts to upgrade or choose other options.

May 21, 2013

Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report Says

Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.

May 20, 2013

New 'MOOC' Teacher PD Project Enlists Prominent Museums

Coursera is partnering with museums, not just teacher colleges, in a new effort to provide teacher professional development through "massively open online courses."

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