Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know. (May 12, 2015)

$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says

A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers. (May 14, 2015)

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate Legislation

A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula. (May 19, 2015)

School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces'

Librarians are showing growing interest in the 'maker movement' as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning. (May 12, 2015)

Global Market for Ed-Tech Hardware Grows, Report Shows

The website uses research on what educators say about available digital resources to identify gaps and offer suggestions for improvement.The spending surge is being driven by demand for mobile personal computers, which account for 63 percent of total educational spending on hardware. (May 19, 2015)

Pearson Blames 'Third Party' Attack for Disrupting Minnesota Online Tests

For the second time in two months, Minnesota has stopped testing because of distributed denial-of-service attacks, and Pearson's system was disrupted. (May 14, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Messer-Polis Data-Privacy Bill Endorsed by Educator Groups; Industry Wary

Changes to the new Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act have won over some educator groups, but raised concerns from the ed-tech industry. (April 29, 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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Vendors at Odds Over Nevada Testing Problems

The testing provider accused of botching the state's common-core assessments last month claims the responsibility lies at least partly with another vendor. (May 4, 2015)

Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups. (May 14, 2015)

Gates Foundation Launches 'Teachers Know Best' Site for Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs

The website uses research on what educators say about available digital resources to identify gaps and offer suggestions for improvements. (May 9, 2015)

New Digital Learning Report Card Describes Promising Practices for States

States are making significant progress in digital education efforts, with over 400 digital learning policies implemented in 2014, new ExcelinEd report finds. (April 29, 2015)

The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts

There are lots of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you use in your classroom? To narrow down the choices we asked teachers who are ed-tech experts for their best recommendations. (April 30, 2015)

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