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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)

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (June 18, 2014)

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history. (July 11, 2014)

After Loss, Vendor Makes Offer to Resolve Dispute Over Common-Core Contract

The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson. (July 10, 2014)

Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns

From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. (July 3, 2014)

Game-Based Learning, Dashboards Get Business Funding from Feds

The U.S. Education Department's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language arts and other areas. (July 14, 2014)

Regent Education Raises $9M to Fund Expansion Plan

"Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative. (July 15, 2014)

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Maryland District Approves Big Chromebook Adoption

The Montgomery County Public Schools will purchase 40,000 digital devices for students for the coming school year. (July 15, 2014)

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Leaders to Learn From 2015

We want your input for profiles of district leaders who have brought fresh, successful ideas to their school communities for our Leaders to Learn From 2015 report. Nominations are due August 1, 2014.

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State Lawmakers Assert Influence Over Standards

Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards. (June 23, 2014)

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Special Ed Week Report: Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace

This special report focuses on the educational technology marketplace, including what it looks like, how it works, and the changes that are likely to shape it. (June 9, 2014)

Major Policy Shifts, Economic Forces Shape the Ed-Tech Market

Common-core standards and assessments and healthier local and state budgets are fueling spending by K-12 schools in the multibillion-dollar market for educational technology. (June 9, 2014)

Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to Transform Teachers' Work

Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well. (June 18, 2014)

Award-Winning Educator Taps Technology to Layer Instruction

English teacher Diana Neebe helped create her school's 1-to-1 iPad curriculum. Along the way, she reconceptualized English class. (June 18, 2014)

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