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New Industry Standards for Student-Data Privacy in New Obama Plan

President Barack Obama envisions a federal law modeled on a California measure that placed new safeguards on protecting student information. (January 12, 2015)

What Good Technology Use Looks Like in the Early Years

This multimedia presentation explores how students at Pennsylvania's Belmont Hills Elementary school are using ed tech to conduct research, create content, and reflect on their own learning. (January 7, 2015)

Pittsburgh Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning

A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates have created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years and beyond that the White House and others hope to replicate in other cities. (January 13, 2015)

E-Rate Undergoing Major Policy, Budget Upgrades

A series of broad policy changes to the E-rate will bring billions of dollars in increased funding and a greater focus on high-speed wireless technologies to schools and libraries. (January 6, 2015)

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser. (June 9, 2015)

Ed-Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks and Bureaucracy Probed in Report

The Center on Reinventing Public Education says districts need to clear away bureaucratic barriers and "imagined restrictions" in procurement. (January 6, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Amplify and Guilford County, N.C., Rebounding From Device Mishaps

One year after temporarily pulling the plug on its 1-to-1 computing initiative in the wake of high breakage rates and product defects, a North Carolina district is up and running with Amplify tablets. (January 8, 2015)

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The Language of Math: Common Core and ELLs

Two experts in math instruction for English-learners will explore the linguistic demands of the Common Core State Standards for math and offer strategies to better support ELLs in developing and communicating mathematical reasoning. (January 16, 12 p.m. ET)

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Many Districts Lagging on Implementing Common Core, Survey Finds

A new report claims "the future of the common core remains uncertain at this important juncture" because many districts are not yet fully prepared to impart the new academic expectations in reading and math. (October 8, 2014)

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K-12 Dealmaking: Apollo, University of Phoenix' Parent Company, Enters Venture Capital Market

Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, formed its own venture capital platform as it seeks to invest in budding education entrepreneurs. (January 9, 2015)

P-TECH 'Playbook' Gives Scoop on Replicating Business-Focused School

The first Pathways in Technology Early College High School opened in 2011, and now there are 27 such schools. An online playbook spells out how to start more. (January 9, 2015)

Teachers' Unions Fight Effort to Scale Down Obamacare's Employer Mandate

Congressional Republicans' effort to raise the 30-hour-per-week threshold for employers receiving health care draws the opposition of two leading teachers' unions. (January 9, 2015)

District Fuel Savings Could Spur Investment in Content, Analysis Argues

An investment adviser estimates schools will save $3.7 billion in the 2014-15 school year from lower energy prices, and content providers could benefit with increased sales from the windfall. (January 7, 2015)

Venture Capital Investment in K-12 Tech Firms Jumps, and Evolves, in 2014

Venture capitalists poured $642 million into K-12 companies in 2014, a 32 percent jump over the previous year, according to the NewSchools Venture Fund. (December 31, 2014)

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