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September 30, 2014

Growth of Online Reading Fuels New Achievement Gap, Researchers Say

University of Connecticut researchers say a new study points to significant income-based gaps in how students read and comprehend material on the Internet.

September 30, 2014

'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles.

September 29, 2014

Five Steps to a Great Video Lesson

Here's what teachers need to know about techniques and strategies to create the most effective video lessons. Much of this information has come through direct interviews with eduCanon's master teachers.

September 26, 2014

Satirical Video Game Skewers NCLB, Charter Schools, Testing

An indie video game dubbed "No Pineapple Left Behind," currently under development, offers a satirical take on public school management. Its motto: "They take tests. You make money."

September 25, 2014

'Innovation' in Philly Schools Has Rocky History: #TBT

Philadelphia's recent history with "innovative" high schools has been mostly discouraging, but one educator featured in a 2009 Ed Week story is still fighting to reinvent schooling.

September 24, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days Now an Option for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania will allow schools to use digital strategies to keep schools running in the event of inclement weather, beginning this year.

September 23, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $4.1M to Expand Library of Modified News Articles

Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.

September 23, 2014

Online 'Diploma Mills' Shut Down at FTC's Request

A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students.

September 22, 2014

New Book Outlines 7 Keys to Smart Cities

New tools and schools make clear the potential for innovation. New ways to personalize learning, encourage more student agency, and extend the reach of great teachers signal the potential for step function improvement in outcomes (i.e., a much larger percentage of young people career and citizenship ready).

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

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