Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.
—Certiport

Arkansas School-Broadband Landscape Not So Bleak After All, Group Contends

Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars. (August 15, 2014)

Eric Nelson, a social studies teacher at the North Lakes Academy Charter School in Forest Lake, Minn., works at his home office in Minneapolis. Mr. Nelson created a digital game modeled on fantasy football to get students interested in politics and world affairs. He is now trying to monetize his game, working on it at night and on the weekends.
—Jenn Ackerman for Education Week

Ed-Tech Vendors See Hurdles in the K-12 Marketplace

Companies trying to sell ed-tech products to school districts often face significant barriers, including arcane purchasing systems and difficulty reaching decision makers (June 9, 2014)

Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. education, says: “Students are not products. We have a long way to go across the industry in getting everyone on board with protecting students’ [data privacy].”
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 8, 2014)

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Apple, Pearson Tech Contract Amid Questions

John Deasy has ordered the rebidding of a massive technology contract awarded to Apple and Pearson, following questions of favoritism in the bidding process. (August 26, 2014)

Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded. (August 1, 2014)

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen. (August 19, 2014)

Camp Inspires Middle School Students to Design App That Helps Charities

Middle school students designed apps that help charities, and others that assist individuals with vision impairment and speech disorders. (August 15, 2014)

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

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