September 2015 Archives

The personalized math learning model, which grew out of the NYC pilot program School of One, has expanded nationally to reach over 10,000 students in eight states and DC.


Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.


A national poll released by Pearson finds that 78 percent of elementary students regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago.


Florida law enforcement officials end their investigation into cyberattacks that disrupted statewide testing earlier this year.


An all-girls private school in New York City and a Texas district are among the first to provide littleBits' programmable electronics kits to all students or libraries.


Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.


Two early learning experts outline how educators can maximize the use of digital tools to improve the reading skills of children from disadvantaged families.


Access to computers in classrooms is at an all-time high worldwide, but too much technology translates into poorer learning outcomes, researchers find.


The National Constitution Center and the College Board are partnering to bring a new digital version of a key founding document to teachers and students.


Andrew Marcinek will advise state and district officials, content developers, and others on the free, re-usable instructional materials.


Montana will partner with EducationSuperHighway to assess schools' connectivity and develop a plan to get all schools meeting national broadband targets by 2018.


Districts are turning to online credit recovery to move struggling students toward graduation, but a new report says that these options need to improve.


The American Institutes for Research will be a primary option for companies looking to have their ed-tech products rigorously tested through the Jefferson Education Accelerator.


The technology manufacturer says it will end its sponsorship of the high-profile competition when its contract ends after 2017.


Chromebooks now command almost half the U.S. K-12 market, with prices coming down even further.


The President touted his ConnectED program, which draws financial support from ed-tech providers and hopes to improve digital education and Web connectivity.


Los Angeles' massive school-technology initiative again suffered from deployment problems, poor communication, and ineffective classroom uses, according to a new report.


Just 13 percent of K-12 teachers today have integrated social media into classroom instruction, finds a poll from the University of Phoenix.


Technology could soon transform health education and social-emotional learning, said the newly appointed dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Education.


Smarter Balanced has hired an outside organization to review the test results in three states that experience online disruptions on common-core exams.


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