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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is putting forward legislation to impose new academic standards and growth restrictions on virtual schools.


A group of prominent academics and education technology developers is pitching a "Digital Bill of Rights," that spells out students' rights in "new and emerging" online environments.


When reviewed under a new, more stringent calculation, no Pennsylvania cyber charters made "Adequate Yearly Progress," new data shows.


The Social Media Toolkit offers tutorials and recommendations for principals trying to engage the community through social media. It appears to be one of the first such resources of its kind in the country.


Teachers and principals in the Tulsa, Okla., schools recently raised worries about their district's technology resources, citing concerns common to school officials nationwide.


Just 42 percent of Missouri school administrators surveyed said their districts have the necessary technology tools to implement common-core online assessments.


A new report shows that a total of 6.7 million college students have enrolled in at least one online course, but higher education institutions remain slow to adopt new forms of virtual education, such as MOOCs.


A number of digital threats made in a small Ohio community following a high-profile rape investigation illustrate the complicated nature of school cyber security in the 21st century.


The market for education software and digital products grew by 3.5 percent over the most recent year and now stands at $7.7 billion, a new analysis reveals.


Despite the rising popularity of e-books, most students today still turn to print books when they read for fun, a survey reveals.


A study indicates that active video games, or e-games, can encourage physical activity among children.


A number of individual programs, and school and district strategies, have shown technology's potential to help English language learners, a new paper contends.


The for-profit education provider K12 Inc. is the subject of two papers that draw very different conclusions about the virtual program's merits.


The New York City Schools have launched the "Gap App Challenge," a contest to develop useful games and apps to help students with math skills.


The National Science Foundation has launched a program, Cyberlearning: Transforming Education, that is supporting efforts to integrate educational technology with research on how students learn.


A pair of education organizations are seeking to help districts make wise decisions about purchasing student information and learning management systems.


The breakneck growth in educational technology and investment in it could foreshadow a "tech bubble," not unlike what occurred in the 1990s, a new paper argues.


An online site connects students and high school counselors with college admissions staff, who provide information on financial aid, admissions standards, and campus life.


Teachers are often not given the training they need to use technology to collect, analyze, and utilize information to improve student learning, a report says.


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