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Broadband pilots could serve as models for other states

Arkansas and Virginia have teamed up with the San Francisco-based nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to design a cost-effective plan for meeting President Obama’s goal of ensuring broadband access for every student.…

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Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.…

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5 ways the Common Core could be worthless

Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia, are supposed to be the ultimate indicator for a student’s college readiness. But…

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New eRate rules invite a new approach: Managed Wi-Fi

The FCC’s extensive eRate overhaul includes a new type of eligible service, managed Wi-Fi, which could lead to more outsourced networks in K-12 schools.…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders face a…

How-to
A $5 billion bounty: How to use eRate support for Wi-Fi

The FCC’s new eRate rules set aside $5 billion over the next five years for the equipment needed to extend broadband access within schools and libraries, including wireless access points…

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Common Core sparks flood of legislation

About a dozen states have dropped out of Common Core testing consortia or voted to delay implementation of the new standards so far this year.…

Opinion
Vergara case is a ‘shell game’: Editorial

After a close reading of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu’s ruling in the landmark lawsuit challenging California’s teacher tenure rules, Vergara v. State of California, I actually…

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5 examples of blended learning success

As new educational models gain support among educators and students who want to learn in new and different ways, blended learning is perhaps one of the strongest among these new…

Resource
3 must-knows about teachers and copyright

Schools and districts are increasingly urging teachers to use digital content for instruction, with many teachers taking innovative steps by creating their own digital content; but when it comes to…

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