The Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program for schools has received a major facelift. Based on "substantial feedback from prior applicants and other stakeholders," the United States Department of Education has revamped the rules and made it easier for schools to obtain matching funds.
As one of the pioneers in instituting statewide online assessments, Delaware provides an excellent case study in how to plan and implement such an ambitious initiative.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Plato Learning has released the Beyond High School Library, a suite of online courses designed to prepare students for college entrance and placement exams and career certification and work skills exams.
Over the next five years, six technologies will have a profound impact on teaching and learning--and some are already beginning to have an impact.
Two foundations are partnering to support Common Core State Standards through the development of both open and commercial digital instructional resources.
Testing provider Pearson Pearson Assessment & Information is asking education stakeholders to help guide the development of online assessments.
Pearson has released an update to Equella, a digital repository for higher education and K-12. The latest release, version 5.0, gains new interface enhancements, as well as support for customizing dashboards and building portlets.
Ed tech developer NetSupport has released a new classroom management tool for Mac OS X and Linux, NetSupport Assist.
Progress Testing will release STAAR Test Maker this summer, ahead of the implementation of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exams for the 2011-2012 school year.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is upping its financial support for Common Core State Standards. The foundation awarded $3 million to ASCD to support that group's efforts to help education leaders and educators themselves understand the standards and implement them.