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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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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
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
The path to securing acceptable school privacy practices is not a simple one, write Jules Polonetsky and Joseph Jerome.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Microsoft's chief technology officer, Cameron Evans, writes that schools need a cultural shift in order to protect student data.
May 18, 2015 - Education Week
As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
They are examining how emerging technologies facilitate new types of hands-on learning, and how technology can provide a window into students’ thinking.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
The testing provider accused of botching the state's common-core assessments last month claims the responsibility lies at least partly with another vendor.
May 4, 2015 - Education Week
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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