Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

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

Test Vendor Points to AIR Slow Delivery as Key Factor in Nevada's Testing Woes

Recent problems in Nevada's administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium common-core tests were attributed to late delivery of open-source code. (April 24, 2015)

New 'Bond-Finder' Site Gives Vendors Intel on Big K-12 Spending Projects

A new online service aims to give education companies a competitive leg up by providing them with detailed insight on major bond issues and capital improvement projects in K-12 districts. (April 27, 2015)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic Ed-Tech Businesses for $575M

The Boston-based company will acquire a portion of Scholastic's ed-tech business in an effort to strengthen its K-12 offerings and build other operations, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says. (April 24, 2015)

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by U.S. Department of Education

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)

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious. (April 10, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

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

Changes in District Leadership Can Leave Funders Wary

When a school superintendent leaves the position, or is fired, it can complicate a district's relationship with private funders that make heavy investments in a variety of school improvement efforts. (March 31, 2015)

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Mooresville, N.C. District Plans to Build Digital Innovation Center

Superintendent Mark Edwards asked investors for $2 million to open an ed-tech innovation center in Mooresvile, N.C. where companies could test their products. (April 9, 2015)

Digital Learning Games Find a Believer in USA Today Writer

USA Today reporter Greg Toppo examines the ways digital games are transforming education in a new book, "The Game Believes in You." (April 10, 2015)

Intel Launches Ed-Tech Accelerator Offering Global Connections

Startups in K-12 and higher education can apply to this new accelerator that Intel Education and Intel Capital have started in Silicon Valley. (April 7, 2015)

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. (April 8, 2015)

'Adaptive' K-12 Print Products Unveiled by HP, Knewton

Silicon Valley tech company HP and Knewton, the developer of digital learner profiles, are partnering on an effort to bring "adaptive" print products into K-12 schools. (April 3, 2015)

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