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August 26, 2015

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

August 11, 2015

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

August 03, 2015

$30 Million e-Book Store for N.Y.C. Schools Likely to Be Run by Amazon

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 30, 2015

Science Tools the Focus of New Ed-Tech Accelerator

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

July 28, 2015

Providers of Special Education, Dropout Prevention Services Merge

Catapult Learning, which offers professional development and remediation services, merged with Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates alternative school programs.

July 24, 2015

Virtual-Reality Sharks in the Classroom

First Sharknado, now this: An educational virtual-reality program about sharks is in development, although VR devices have been slow to market.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

July 17, 2015

Microsoft Server 2003's Demise Could Bring Tech Woes for Unprepared Schools

Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.

July 17, 2015

Helping Parents Find the Right Preschool, Via Better Web Tools

Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

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