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May 17, 2013

Common-Core Testing Consortium Hires Tech Director

Brandt Redd, formerly of the Gates foundation, has been named chief technology officer at the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

May 17, 2013

E-Rate Badly in Need of an Overhaul, School Officials Say

Complaints are rising that the E-rate is failing to meet schools' technology needs, but will possibled funding solutions gather the necessary support?

May 11, 2013

Maine Chooses Preferred Contractor for School Tech Effort

Maine officials have selected Hewlett-Packard as a prefered vendor to provide computer techology to students, though schools will also be given the ability to choose other technology, including Apple.

May 07, 2013

New 'MOOC' Model for Online PD Offers Diverse Course Lineup

Coursera's efforts to bring "MOOCs," massively open online courses, to teacher education will begin with 28 courses.

May 02, 2013

Smartphones a Standard for Majority of Students by High School, Survey Finds

Parents see the potential in mobile apps for learning, but find that children tend to use them purely for entertainment, a nationwide survey finds.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.

April 30, 2013

Online Testing Problems Emerge in Indiana, Other States

Technological breakdowns are plaguing statewide assessments in Indiana, not long after testing woes surfaced in Minnesota and Oklahoma.

April 26, 2013

States Look to Share Online Courses for College Students

An effort is underway to ease the costs and regulatory burden for colleges trying to offer online courses across state lines.

April 25, 2013

Florida Investigation Criticizes K12 Inc. on Teacher Issues

A draft report by the Florida Department of Education's inspector general says the online company K12 Inc. provided inaccurate records of teachers' interactions with students.

April 24, 2013

'Innovation Zones' in Minnesota Focus on Technology, Workforce

A coalition of Minnesota districts are using a state-designated "innovation zone" to experiment with online learning.

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