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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
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Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

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12/19 02:53 pm | Hot Topics in the K-12 Market in 2014, and What's Ahead | The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.

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Problem-solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
December 1, 2014 - Education Week
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
A newly released study probes the frustrations that digital developers and K-12 officials have with various aspects of district procurement.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
The popularity of social-media sites and the increasing ability of software to analyze information give members of the class of 2015 more online tools than ever to help chart their next step.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week

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