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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.
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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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A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Educational technology in the classrooms of young children is here to stay. Now, the challenge is making sure it is used appropriately. Belmont Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania uses technology in the classroom.
January 7, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
A series of broad policy changes to the E-rate will bring billions of dollars in increased funding and a greater focus on high-speed wireless technologies to schools and libraries.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
The most useful and appropriate classroom technology can change as children move up the academic ladder from pre-K to 3rd grade.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
For children in Salton City, Calif., a school bus with a Wi-Fi router parked outside their trailer park community provides the Internet access they don’t have at home.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
English teacher and instructional technology coach Brianna Crowley offers practical advice on creating professional learning networks built on intersecting layers of relationships.
December 31, 2014 - Teacher
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
December 19, 2014 - Education Week

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