The Information Edge
Using data to accelerate achievement
May 4, 2006
- Education About the EPE Research Center’s Annual State Technology SurveyTo assess state policy and practice in education technology, the EPE Research Center surveyed the chief state technology officials in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.Ed-Tech Policy The Information EdgeThe federal No Child Left Behind Act has touched off a boom in school data collection. As a matter of necessity, states and school districts have responded to the 4-year-old law’s testing, teacher-quality, and accountability demands with major initiatives to upgrade their systems for collecting, managing, and analyzing electronic data.Education Literacy Conference setFirst lady Laura Bush last week announced plans for a Conference on Global Literacy, to be held in September in New York City. Sponsors will be the departments of Education and State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.