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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September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014
Evaluators of L.A.'s closely-watched iPad initiative found a continued reliance on whole-class instruction and almost no use of a multimillion-dollar digital curriculum from Pearson.
September 15, 2014
John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.
September 08, 2014
More students are using mobile devices for schoolwork, but just one in six U.S. schoolchildren attends a school that provides all student with their laptop or tablet, according to a new survey from Pearson.
August 29, 2014
Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.
August 26, 2014
Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.
August 25, 2014
David Wiley, a supporter of open-educational resources, argues that the free materials easily top commercial resources when judged by "learning outcomes per dollar."
August 15, 2014
Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.
July 02, 2014
The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.
June 20, 2014
High-level efforts are underway to change an Arkansas state law that forbids K-12 schools from accessing a statewide broadband network serving colleges and universities.