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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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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
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

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