Open Educational Resources: What K-12 Officials Need to Know

Many districts are experimenting with "open" resources—free materials that typically can be shared, modified, and repurposed by teachers and others. (June 19, 2015)

Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson in Challenge by Vendor

In a decision with potentially huge implications, a New Mexico judge has rejected the AIR's protest of a PARCC contract awarded to Pearson. (July 15, 2015)

Microsoft Server 2003's Demise Could Bring Tech Woes for Unprepared Schools

Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded. (July 17, 2015)

Google Research Shows 'Word of Mouth' Fuels Ed-Tech Decisions

Educators' peers are most influential in ed-tech decision-making, according to research by Google. A national procurement study last year arrived at the same conclusion. (June 29, 2015)

Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

Bloomberg Business reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets. (June 26, 2015)

Boost Basic Skills to Add $28 Trillion to U.S. Economy, Study Says

Educating all U.S. children to the basic skills level would eventually repay the annual investment in K-12 education because of their increased future earnings. (June 24, 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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GreatSchools Site Partners With Yale Scholars on 'Emotional Intelligence'

GreatSchools, known for producing profiles of schools, has announced a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. (June 24, 2015)

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work. (July 2, 2015)

Reality Check Reveals Ed-Tech Challenges

Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth. (June 10, 2015)

Millennials Know Tech, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says

Despite U.S. millennials' widespread use of technology, they still score "dead last" among adults from various countries in their ability to problem-solve with it, a report says. (June 12, 2015)

Federal Court Allows FCC Open Internet Rules to Go Forward

A federal court ruling will allow FCC rules protecting "net neutrality" to go forward, despite the telecom industry's objections. (June 12, 2015)

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