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States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports. (February 18, 2015)

Business, University Venture to Test Ed-Tech Products

The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools. (February 16, 2015)

Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts. (February 17, 2015)

Idaho Schools' Connectivity in Limbo After Judge Voids Broadband Contract

A judge has reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally. (February 13, 2015)

K-12 Dealmaking: Fuel Education, PresenceLearning to Focus on Online Special Needs Services

A new partnership between Fuel Education and PresenceLearning seeks to make virtual special education services a reality for millions of students. (February 6, 2015)

Impact Investing' Forum Features Education Companies

Three education companies took center stage in a meeting about "impact investing" that was co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute. (February 6, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Teachers, Developers, Researchers Quickly Evaluate Ed Tech in N.Y.C.

New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings. (February 4, 2015)

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Education Week Event

A Successful 1:1 Initiative on a Budget

Learn how leaders of the J.S. Morton District 201 successfully rolled out a 1-to-1 computing initiative—from leveraging federal funding to selecting devices and managing professional development.(Feb. 11, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET)

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After Ed-Tech Meltdown, a District Rebounds

The Guilford County, N.C., school district and its vendor, Amplify, have shared the cost of getting a failed 1-to-1 computing initiative back on track this school year. (January 27, 2015)

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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)

K-12 MOOCs Must Address Equity

Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is how schools use their data. (February 3, 2015)

Global Shipments of Tablets See First-Ever Decline, Report Finds

New research shows that worldwide shipments of tablets have fallen for the first time since that data was collected. (February 5, 2015)

Obama Budget Would Restore Ed-Tech Money Flow to K-12 Districts

States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, "personalized learning," and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama. (February 3, 2015)

It's a $1.7 Billion Testing Market (But It's a $600 Billion Ed. System)

Despite the claims of critics of testing, states' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes. (February 4, 2015)

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