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Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
—Sam Gause for Education Week

Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning

The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead. (October 30, 2018)

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Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

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Faster Internet, Lower Bandwidth Costs for Schools, Study Shows
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.

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The decision is being interpreted as giving commercial Internet providers significantly more power to block content or set conditions on its delivery before it reaches customers, including schools.
January 29, 2014 – Education Week
The education nonprofit, which burst onto the scene a year ago backed by $100 million in grants, is struggling to convince states and districts to use its cloud-based, data-organization program.
January 8, 2014 – Education Week
A bill being promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, suggests data privacy will likely be a hot-button issue in statehouses around the country in 2014.
December 3, 2013 – Education Week
Ed-tech experts say many schools and districts don't have a good understanding of how to choose and evaluate the different systems available.
June 12, 2013 – Digital Directions
Microsoft's plans to end support for Windows XP could pose big technological and financial challenges for districts nationwide.
May 22, 2013 – Education Week
The federal program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world, many ed-tech leaders say.
May 15, 2013 – Education Week
Technical glitches during recent online assessments in a number of states are prompting worries about schools' ability to administer common-core testing in 2014-15.
May 3, 2013 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The battle underscores the high financial stakes for companies attempting to secure the rights to operate statewide school information systems.
March 6, 2013 – Education Week
Tough budget times prompt KIPP Empower Academy to use a blended approach to pursue its mission of improving achievement for students from underprivileged areas.
October 24, 2012 – Education Week
Ambitious 1-to-1 laptop effort emerges in the wake of the tornado that devastated the Missouri district.
February 8, 2012 – Digital Directions

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