March 2014 Archives

High school students from Philadelphia won a national STEM competition, prompting reporter Benjamin Herold to reflect on the state of public education in his adopted hometown.


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


Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.


A new guide attempts to offer a step-by-step guide for school districts seeking to protect the privacy of student data when contracting with private companies.


At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.


Data privacy, ed-tech procurement, and building smart mobile networks were all on the agenda at an annual conference of school district technology leaders.


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.


Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.


Investigators discovered the incident spread to as many as 13 counties involving 30 separate social media accounts featuring photos of students as young as 14.


Two private companies and eight charter schools in Utah are under the microscope after a state audit points to a lack of oversight of online education providers.


Utah and Florida were the only states awarded an 'A' for their digital learning policies in a new report card issued by advocacy group Digital Learning Now!


A new Federal Communications Commission notice focused on using the E-rate to improve internal connections in schools has drawn criticism, including from the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union.


Students will have free access to custom practice problems, instructional videos, and tailored feedback to help them gear up for the college-admissions exam.


Bigger data, more advanced learning analytics, and more workplace-like classrooms are the wave of the future, panelists told a crowd at the South by Southwest education conference.


An association of school technology leaders is offering guidance for how K-12 leaders can design and implement technology to improve the reliability of their connections and improve student achievement.


Letting parents opt in to data-sharing initiatives is "fraught with technical difficulties," said Lori Fey of the Ed-Fi Aliiance at SXSWedu.


Securing student data and reshaping the public discourse around this hot-button issue are big topics at this year's South by Southwest education conference.


Virtual schools serve much lower percentages of minority, low-income, and special-needs students than regular public schools, concludes a report that examined 338 online schools.


Finalists from 15 states presented STEM projects to improve their local communities at SXSWedu as part of Samsung's annual Solve for Tomorrow contest.


New digital curricula from Amplify are leading districts to question their instructional strategies and approaches to procurement.


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