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September 20, 2013

Comments on Federal E-Rate Proposal Pour In

Public comments on the FCC proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program show a split on the call for new funding.

September 11, 2013

Why is There More Open Content for Math Than English?

It is pretty easy to run a secondary school using open math content. There is Khan Academy, CK12, NROC, and more. But it seems to be harder to find open education resources (OER) in English language arts.

September 04, 2013

Cohen Bullish on Path Forward for McGraw-Hill Education

"The company that has transformation opportunity," said Peter Cohen of McGraw-Hill Education (@MHEducation). Cohen joined McGraw in March as President of K-12 School Education. "It was a chance to work in a nimble organization with great digital products," said Cohen.

September 02, 2013

Distributed Workforce: Better Conditions, Costs, & Outcomes

Blended learning isn't just handing kids a laptop, it's new school models that incorporate differentiated and distributed staffing strategies--educators of different levels and in different locations--to boost learning productivity

August 15, 2013

Louisiana Students Gain Online Options

A 2012 bill created Louisiana Course Choice and expanded online options. Louisiana already had a virtual school with more than 6,000 enrollments but like Kentucky and Utah, saw multiple provider landscape as a more affordable way to boost access and quality

August 09, 2013

Engaging Online Idaho School Gains Top Marks

When we saw that Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) had earned 5 stars--top on Idaho's school ranking system--we called director Jason Bransford to learn more. We found a story worth sharing.

August 06, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech

First, know what you own already. You need to know what you need. Before buying anything, do an audit and take inventory of what you already have. Calculate the ongoing license costs of current software and figure out what you can eliminate. You might find that you have a lot that you're not using.

July 24, 2013

Experts Weigh in on K-12 Coding & CS Resources

A big city superintendent called last week and asked for recommendations for K-12 resources for teaching coding and computer science so we reached out to some folks in the know. Here's a summary of what we learned:

July 24, 2013

The Global-Learning Twitterati

Literati, derived from Latin, means "acquainted with letters." In historical times, it referred a well-educated class who held an elite status in society. Twitterati are well acquainted with letters, too: 140 at a time, as the social media giant Twitter dictates. Global Learning Twitterati, as I d...

July 11, 2013

Busting Online Learning Myths

For the last year, we've been working with Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national campaign supported by ExcelinEd, to tackle eight big topics at the intersection of digital learning and the Common Core. Today we released the eighth paper in the DLN Smart Series -- "Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise."

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