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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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Schools wrestle with whether to use a variety of devices or to rely heavily on one type of technology to build their 1-to-1 computing programs.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Jessica B. Heppen, a managing researcher for the American Institutes for Research, conducted a study of the LAUSD's massive, and deeply troubled, ed-tech effort.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The K-12 OER Collaborative is supporting the creation of open educational resources, which can be built upon by educators as well as for-profit and nonprofit entities.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
An overhaul of the federal E-rate program will boost funding for high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi in schools and libraries—and shift money away from other services, as shown in FCC data, broken down by Education Week.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
The College Board, the nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with Khan Academy to make test-preparation materials available for free.
June 2, 2015 - AP
A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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