Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.
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The curriculum, released this week, is the first in a series of lessons and resources to be released by the nonprofit over the next 18 months.
Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.
David Wiley, a supporter of open-educational resources, argues that the free materials easily top commercial resources when judged by "learning outcomes per dollar."
Computerized essay-scoring may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
Middle school students designed apps that help charities, and others that assist individuals with vision impairment and speech disorders.
Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.
Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.
Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.
The Rhode Island Department of Education and the nonprofit Learning Accelerator are teaming to develop a strategic plan and a communications strategy aimed at expanding blended learning.
Survey leaders attribute younger parents' dissatisfaction with K-12 technology to concerns about educators' lack of skill with digital tools.
Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.
Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.