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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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08/31 10:44 am | World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents | An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.

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08/28 01:59 pm | Four Pillars of Great Teaching | Great teachers find compelling questions, provide scaffolding that fades, assess students through performance, and care deeply about their students.

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08/30 05:00 pm | Getting Smart Podcast | Rethinking Educator Professional Development with Micro-credentials | In this podcast, Tom Vander Ark sits down with Jennifer Kabaker, Director of Educator Micro-Credentials at Digital Promise and Jason Lange, Bloomboard CEO, to talk specifics ...

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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
Veteran USA Today reporter Greg Toppo discusses his new book examining the hopes and reality of how schools and students are trying to use digital games for learning.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A Colorado district has given its schools significant leeway in making decisions about buying blended learning software, despite the challenges in ceding purchasing authority.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The District of Columbia school system arranged to purchase a blended learning software program, ST Math, through its central office, but left decisions whether to adopt it to individual schools.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week

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