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July 29, 2014

Teachers Deserve Better Tools for Tracking Subskills

Most schools have no way to combine the assessment information from multiple sources in ways that are useful for driving instructional improvement or managing student progress. While this seems to be an easy problem to solve, there appear to be four significant problems.

July 24, 2014

Fort Worth School District Audit Finds 2.7 Million in Wasteful Tech Spending

The audit sheds light on the need for schools to be cautious when purchasing new technology, and diligent when monitoring its usage.

July 14, 2014

Khan Academy To Be Subject of Ed. Department Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a $3 million evaluation of Khan Academy in community college math classes.

July 03, 2014

FCC Chairman Lays Out Vision for E-Rate, Net Neutrality for Schools

In an interview with Education Week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler vows to defend schools' access to a free and open Internet.

June 23, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers Didn't Embrace District's Digital Collaboration Tool, Study Finds

A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.

June 18, 2014

Schools' Deadline to Access ConnectED Corporate Donations Fast Approaching

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

June 13, 2014

Obama Unveils Plans for Online 'Hub' to Link Tech Companies, Schools

The Obama administration will today announce the creation of a "hub" to connect tech companies with schools as part of the "ConnectED" plan, and also launch a new effort to connect more Indian schools with high-speed Internet.

June 10, 2014

New EdWeek Special Report Examines the Changing Ed-Tech Marketplace

A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

March 26, 2014

Ohio Program Teaches 'STEM' Through Drone Simulations

A course in modeling and simulation is attempting to teach tech skills by simulating the use of drones, an increasingly prevalent and controversial technology.

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