Reversing a Raw Deal

A three-part series that delves into the federal effort to deliver high-speed Internet to disconnected districts. (November 18, 2015)

Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online. (November 6, 2015)

Instructure Inc., Known for Canvas LMS, Plans to Go Public

The fast-growing LMS provider is the latest ed-tech company to announce an initial public offering, but it has yet to post a profit. (October 13, 2015)

Department of Defense Schools Award $20M Contract for PARCC Testing

The decision to award a one-year, renewable contract to the nonprofit that manages the PARCC consortium impacts 172 schools serving 74,000 students. (October 21, 2015)

Competency-Based Education Gets Employers' Attention

The Committee for Economic Development hosted a discussion of how competency-based education could fill gaps in workforce needs. (October 23, 2015)

Search for Quick, Rigorous Ed-Tech Evaluations Underway

The goal of the project, which is worth $3.67 million if both phases are funded, is to help schools make evidence-based decisions about ed-tech. (October 30, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

E-Rate Funding Commitments Already Flowing

The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates. (June 3, 2015)

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Education Week Event

Ed-Tech Leadership Evolves in Houston

Houston Leaders to Learn From will discuss how to work with educators and district leaders on ed-tech initiatives, balance innovation with technological realities, and evaluate the impact of ed-tech programs.
(April 28, 2015, 12 to 1 p.m. ET)

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Education Week

State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy

The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals. (May 19, 2015)

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Developers to Compete for $225K in Prizes for Best Mobile Vocational Advice App

In coordination with Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative, the competition seeks the app that provides students with the best mobile access to career and technical education resources. (October 22, 2015)

L.A. District Weighs $6.4M Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Tech Woes

The nation's second-largest district is poised to settle a dispute with Apple and Lenovo stemming from the system's problematic 1:1 technology rollout. (September 29, 2015)

Microsoft's Commitment to Data Privacy Questioned

Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10. (October 13, 2015)

Superintendents Tell Education Business Leaders What They Really Want

Four superintendents schooled an audience of education company leaders at EdNET 2015 in how their companies can do a better job meeting the needs of schools. (October 6, 2015)

Former Chicago Schools CEO, Consulting Firm Co-Owners Face Criminal Charges

The indictment hinges on $23 million in no-bid contracts awarded by Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Chicago schools CEO, to SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates. (October 8, 2015)

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