—Matthew Ryan Williams for Education Week

District Extends Wi-Fi to Students in Public Housing

The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school. (April 13, 2015)

Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, located in a former lumberyard in Chicago, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction. (April 13, 2015)

—Dustin Franz for Education Week

Ohio District Creates a Lab for Blended Learning

In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work. (April 13, 2015)

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights. (April 7, 2015)

Student-Data-Privacy Protections Fall Short, Researchers Contend

Lawmakers and policymakers should expand the scope of student data that is protected and require more of ed-tech vendors, argues a new report from NEPC. (April 9, 2015)

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by Dept. of Ed.

Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday. (April 7, 2015)

—Eric Kruszewski for Education Week

Districts Weigh Control Over Software Buying

School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools? (April 13, 2015)

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