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Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. (March 25, 2015)

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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 – Education Week
September 30, 2014 – Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem. September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Five school district technology leaders talk about the lessons they have learned about how to choose and use learning management systems in smart ways. September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Choosing the technology for LMS delivery involves carefully weighing the pros and cons of several different options, and figuring out which one fits a district’s unique needs. September 29, 2014 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
A new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will seek to elevate the national conversation over education policy. September 9, 2014 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
Over the coming months, high-profile players in the student-survey field plan to launch new efforts to improve the usefulness, and potentially lower the costs, of their survey instruments. August 26, 2014 – Education Week

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