I.T. Management and Policy

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Digital-communications teacher Kara Helchelbech works with 7th graders Camden Lilly, left, and Lance Parson in her Clark-Pleasant Middle School classroom in Greenwood, Ind.
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School Districts Seek Faster Internet Connections

Even though nearly every school in the country is now connected to the Internet, not all of them have the kind of connections that allow teachers and students to make full use of digital learning tools. (March 11, 2013)

Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

With funding shrinking, schools and districts are looking for ways to do more with less when it comes to technology. This Spotlight explores how information technology professionals and educators can rise to the challenge.

Leading from the Classroom Blog

08/06 12:28 pm | What Happens After Teacher Leaders Meet? | On Friday, August 3, the US Department of Education hosted Transforming the Teaching Profession: A Teacher Leader Convening. The purpose of the meeting was to gather teacher ...

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The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how she and her team developed nine additional part-time and blended learning schools and programs, meeting more individualized learning needs of more students.

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Education Week Digital Directions provides the very latest news, trends, advice, and resources on ed tech for K-12 technology leaders.

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A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
The "return on education" investment concept moves toward center stage as measuring the impact of ed-tech products and services becomes more sophisticated.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Renaissance Learning CEO says that educators are becoming "data-fluent," helping them understand how to tailor learning more effectively for students
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
The decision is being interpreted as giving commercial Internet providers significantly more power to block content or set conditions on its delivery before it reaches customers, including schools.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The education nonprofit, which burst onto the scene a year ago backed by $100 million in grants, is struggling to convince states and districts to use its cloud-based, data-organization program.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
A bill being promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, suggests data privacy will likely be a hot-button issue in statehouses around the country in 2014.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Ed-tech experts say many schools and districts don't have a good understanding of how to choose and evaluate the different systems available.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
Microsoft's plans to end support for Windows XP could pose big technological and financial challenges for districts nationwide.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
The federal program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world, many ed-tech leaders say.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week

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