November 2013 Archives

Following major problems in Los Angeles and North Carolina, Miami-Dade is reconsidering plans to give tablet computing devices to each student.


Chicago school districts officials have declined an opportunity to partner with inBloom, a decision that comes on the heels of other clients opting out of agreements with the data-management provider.


Ten local ed-tech leaders, from schools, colleges, and nonprofits, were recognized for their work by President Obama.


An analysis of tablet programs in schools in two of the nation's largest districts highlights the value of students' previous technology experience.


Book publisher HarperCollins and ed-tech startup Curriculet have joined forces to bring interactive e-books to K-12 schools under a new pricing model.


Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to protect students' online privacy.


The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.


Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.


Critics of the organization inBloom argue that the group's data collection in New York state will violate children's and families' privacy.


The first phase of Los Angeles' ambitious iPad initiative will continue, but new oversight measure could delay subsequent phases.


GlassLab has released SimCityEDU, a classroom version of the popular city-building video game, for use as a teaching and assessment tool.


Full-time virtual schools shouldn't receive more than traditional schools for providing comparable services and results, argues the National Education Policy Center.


Following a federal investigation, a virtual charter school in Ohio agreed to change its special education identification procedures and website.


By the end of 2013, 3.5 million tablets will have been shipped to the education marketplace, 94% of which will have been iPads, according to new research.


Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.


Students from an Oregon K-8 school are creating their own online, game-based lessons for their peers that are linked to educational standards.


Join Education Week for a webinar on Nov. 7 for a discussion about how districts can identify the skills needed in a chief technology officer.


The U.S. Department of Education wrapped up its second annual "Connected Educator Month," devoted to fostering digital collaboration among teachers.


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