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Principals Test Entrepreneurial Ideas in K-12

Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools. (July 31, 2014)

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative. (August 6, 2014)

Common Core Contracting Shows Uneven Trends, Study Finds

The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013. (July 25, 2014)

Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded. (August 1, 2014)

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied

More than 4,500 students and 350 educators will be given either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet, with the ability to use them at home, under the two-year project organized by Digital Promise and the Verizon Foundation. (August 7, 2014)

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 8, 2014)

Dell Wins Contract for 1-to-1 Computing Project in Georgia District

The Dougherty County, Ga. school system is planning on launching a 1-to-1 computing effort, one of several mid-sized districts to roll out ambitious tech projects. (August 6, 2014)

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Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information. (July 30, 2014)

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Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards. (July 30, 2014)

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Special Ed Week Report: Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace

This special report focuses on the educational technology marketplace, including what it looks like, how it works, and the changes that are likely to shape it. (June 9, 2014)

Major Policy Shifts, Economic Forces Shape the Ed-Tech Market

Common-core standards and assessments and healthier local and state budgets are fueling spending by K-12 schools in the multibillion-dollar market for educational technology. (June 9, 2014)

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement. (July 20, 2014)

AIR Appeals Pearson's Common-Core Testing Contract in N.M. Court

The American Institutes for Research is seeking to break up a potentially big Common Core testing contract that it says was improperly bundled and skewed to favor Pearson. (July 31, 2014)

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