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Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD

Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties. (September 29, 2014)

Common-Core Testing Contracts Favor Big Vendors

Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players. (September 30, 2014)

Ed-Tech Industry Weighs Impact of New Data-Privacy Laws

A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information. (October 7, 2014)

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Startup Founders Apply Education Experience

Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products. (September 16, 2014)

Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High Schoolers

Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes. (September 23, 2014)

Making the Big LMS Buying Decision

School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one. (September 29, 2014)

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'Landmark' Student-Data-Privacy Law Enacted in California

California's new student-data-privacy bill prohibits vendors from selling student information and restricts targeting advertising and the building of student profiles. (September 30, 2014)

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Webinar: Maximizing the Impact of Your Digital Device Investments

More schools are using laptops, tablets, and netbooks to administer online tests, but what about day-to-day learning? Our experts discuss how the devices can be used to support learning in classrooms all year long. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. ET.

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Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing

This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards. (September 3, 2014)

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District Leaders Tackle LMS Challenges

This special report aims to give district leaders a better sense of what it takes to piece together a smart strategy for learning management systems. (September 29, 2014)

Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux. (September 8, 2014)

K-12 Budget Growth Leveled by Expenses, Education Business Leaders Learn

Companies selling educational technology to schools need to do a better job of explaining what their products do, and what results they can be expected to produce. (September 30, 2014)

Efficiency Index Report Challenged by Think Tank

An economist questions the inputs, outputs, and conclusions of a report that ranked the U.S. 19th out of 30 countries in educational efficiency. (September 23, 2014)

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