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March 31, 2015

Idaho's Failed Implementation of Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A new state report uncovers serious functionality and management issues in implementing Pearson's learning management system, Schoolnet, in Idaho.

March 17, 2015

Momentum Grows for Digital-Content 'Interoperability' Standards

Ed-tech vendors took a hard look at new digital-content 'interoperability' standards touted by the Houston school district during the annual CoSN conference.

March 13, 2015

Ed-Tech-Product Pilots by Schools Receive New Attention

A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products.

November 05, 2014

L.A. School Technology Chief Resigns

Ronald Chandler stepped down last week amid ongoing troubles surrounding the LAUSD's student information system and 1-to-1 computing initiative.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

July 24, 2014

Fort Worth School District Audit Finds 2.7 Million in Wasteful Tech Spending

The audit sheds light on the need for schools to be cautious when purchasing new technology, and diligent when monitoring its usage.

June 18, 2014

Lack of Integration, Ability to Get Data a Problem in School Software, Report Says

School leaders lament a lack of product integration and an inability to extract data from educational software, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

May 15, 2014

Software Industry Players Debate Need for New Restrictions Around Student Data

At the Software and Information Industry Association's Education Summit a debate continues over whether and how to restrict companies' access to student data.

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