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The Miami-Dade school system put the brakes on a 1-to-1 computing effort to avoid setbacks experienced by other districts.
—Josh Richie for Education Week

Districts Learn Lessons on 1-to-1

Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs. (June 18, 2015)

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An district in Orange County, Fla. curates content from various commercial partners to use in its lessons.
June 11, 2015 - Education Week
While some school officials still fear "bring-your-own-device" efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Social and educational priorities are oftentimes at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a closer eye on such use.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Larenz Davis, 15, and his mother, LaToya Staten, talk about the benefits and challenges of teenagers using multiple digital devices to complete homework assignments. Larenz and his brother, Cameron, use a diverse roster of tech tools at home.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 10, 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
School districts are putting technology experts at the head of the table in the labor-intensive process of choosing curricula for common-core instruction.
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
Districts moving to integrate more digital tools into learning should invest heavily in teacher training, visit other model districts, and make content a high priority, experts say.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week

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