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Fourth graders used new low-cost laptop computers in 2012 at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., as part of a public-private partnership to encourage educational technology innovation.
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Freedom to Experiment Presents Challenges for School Innovation Networks

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support. (July 31, 2015)

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The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Some in the "maker" movement are looking to start a 1-to-1 trend in schools akin to the push to put a digital device in the hands of every student.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Following their study of educational media and technology habits, researchers share three steps to better support Hispanic students.
September 16, 2015 - Education Week

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