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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.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

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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09/03 07:04 pm | L.A. iPad Program an Ongoing Mess, Evaluators Find | Los Angeles' massive school-technology initiative again suffered from deployment problems, poor communication, and ineffective classroom uses, according to a new report.

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09/01 04:41 pm | Backchannels and Brain Research: Help or Hindrance? | Backchannels offer students an opportunity to engage in digital conversation; however, do they support learning or serve as a digital distraction?

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09/02 06:00 am | Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning | Like students, educators deserve a clear map of what they need to know and be able to do, multiple ways to learn, and options for demonstrating mastery. In most cases we ...

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Had things gone according to plan, every public school student in Los Angeles would be working on his or her own iPad by now and textbooks would be largely a thing of the past.
September 3, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune
Schools and the companies that work with them are being urged to do a better job clearing personal information from student records that are shared with outside organizations.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
When global media giant News Corp. pushed its way into the ed-tech market, the company vowed to transform classrooms and disrupt the K-12 marketplace. Five years later, Amplify, the company's much-hyped education division, is up for sale.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
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
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
Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support.
July 29, 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

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