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Erie Onna Seaster, 3, right, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity earlier this year to support 'high-quality talk' among children, parents, and teachers.
—Jeff Swensen for Education Week-File

MacArthur Foundation Launches Nonprofit to Scale Up Digital Learning

The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.” (October 20, 2015)

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11/25 05:10 pm | OECD Chooses Northwest Evaluation Association for Testing Contract, Platform | The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development selected the Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit to deliver the Test for Schools, and use its online testing platform ...

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11/23 02:33 pm | Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News | Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.

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01/16 08:05 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington ...

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Industry and Innovation
This section of Education Week examines the education marketplace and new approaches that are changing K-12 education. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helps support the project.

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National and local online outlets are offering a wealth of specialized content on K-12 topics, some striving for journalistic objectivity, others pushing an unvarnished point of view. August 4, 2015 – Education Week
While many of the new online outlets reporting on education are bona fide news operations, others may be harder to pigeonhole. August 4, 2015 – Education Week
The four-site news operation is among the next generation of outlets drilling deep into local education issues. August 4, 2015 – Education Week
McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments. July 31, 2015 – Education Week
Even teachers in states that never adopted the standards are downloading common-core-aligned curricula for their classrooms. July 7, 2015 – Education Week
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia. July 7, 2015 – Education Week
A pair of K-12 systems in Washington state have devoted a lot of time and money to adopting the digital materials, efforts they believe will pay off. June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The advent of this "modular" delivery option for digital content has major implications for the education publishing industry and for school districts themselves. June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The K-12 OER Collaborative is supporting the creation of open educational resources, which can be built upon by educators as well as for-profit and nonprofit entities. June 9, 2015 – Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience. June 9, 2015 – Education Week

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