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April 01, 2014

As Education Market Shifts to Cloud and Mobile Technologies, So Do Industry Honors

The list of finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association's annual "CODiE" awards includes some of the biggest names in the education field, but also many relative unknowns.

April 01, 2014

The Golden Mean

The assessments developed by PARCC and Smarter Balanced may not be ideal, but they represent a major step forward in testing.

March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

March 28, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers' Group Proposes Fixes for Common-Core Implementation

A group of New York City teachers associated with teacher-advocacy organization Educators 4 Excellence laid out ways to address the challenges being faced throughout the state.

March 26, 2014

English-Learner Reclassifications in Flux in California

California educators are grappling with how they will make decisions about exiting English-learners from services as the state transitions to new content tests and new English-language proficiency assessments.

March 20, 2014

Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing Technology

Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

March 20, 2014

A Modest Proposal

Let's scrap the SAT and replace it with a deeper learning performance assessment.

March 19, 2014

'Ocean' of Digital Data to Reshape Education, Pearson Report Predicts

Education publisher Pearson sketches out a vision of the future for K-12 schools in a new report that predicts an increasing role for personalized learning.

March 17, 2014

Florida Skips Over PARCC, Selecting Common-Core Test From AIR

State Commissioner Pam Stewart says Florida will go with assessments from the American Institutes of Research rather than the PARCC testing consortium.

March 17, 2014

Validity, Test Use, and Consequences: Pre-empting a Persistent Problem

Test use has consequences. What we need is more formal training, discussion, and cross-learning among key constituent groups to improve understandings of how common validity issues arise, with a view towards pre-empting unintended and adverse consequences in future.

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