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March 05, 2013

K12, Investors Reach Deal in Class-Action Securities Lawsuit

K12 Inc., a major for-profit provider of online education, has settled a class-action securities lawsuit and had parts of it dismissed, pending a federal court's approval.

February 15, 2013

N.Y. Schools Will Receive $87 Million for Tech. Upgrades From Settlement

New York state officials say money won from the settlement of an anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft supported hardware, software, and bandwidth upgrades in impoverished schools.

February 11, 2013

Aspiring Teachers Outpace Current Ones in Tech. Use, Survey Finds

Higher use of digital tools among aspiring teachers has led to a more self-directed approach to teacher preparation, concludes a new report.

February 06, 2013

Top Congressional Democrat Offers Ed-Tech Measure

Congressman George Miller, a Democrat, has introduced a proposal that he says will encourage the effective use of technology in schools.

January 25, 2013

Chicago Offers Social Media Tips to Principals

The Social Media Toolkit offers tutorials and recommendations for principals trying to engage the community through social media. It appears to be one of the first such resources of its kind in the country.

January 03, 2013

High Schoolers Use Chat Rooms to Reach College Admissions' Officers

An online site connects students and high school counselors with college admissions staff, who provide information on financial aid, admissions standards, and campus life.

December 17, 2012

U.S. State Department Unveils Online Game, and Web Site, to Teach English

The U.S. Department of State has developed an online game, Trace Effects, designed to help students abroad learn English and understand American culture.

December 03, 2012

'Big Ideas Fest' Tackles Money Matters and Startup Ideas

The conference speakers shared ways to bring groups together to improve K-12 education.

November 15, 2012

Report Emphasizes Creating Culture of Better Data Use in Schools

With the infrastructure for robust, longitudinal education data systems in place for most states, the Data Quality Campaign says the focus should now be on helping educators use the systems more effectively.

October 22, 2012

Minnesota Coursera Ban Enacted, Then Rescinded

For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.

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