The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium has renewed a statewide agreement with Microsoft that was originally signed in 1999.
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.
Florida's St. Lucie County School District and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have agreed to a five-year partnership aimed at raising student achievement and providing community access to materials and software.
Killing the only federal program that specifically provides funding for education technology will undermine reform and innovation efforts in America's schools. That's according to four major education advocacy groups that issued a joint statement Tuesday denouncing proposed cuts to the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program.
Schools continue to deliver new graduates into the workplace lacking the tech-based "soft skills" that businesses demand. Experts blame K-12's persistent failure to integrate technology.
A new bipartisan initiative seeks to leverage technology to challenge some long-held assumptions about education in the United States.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
Chicago Public Schools has developed and begun implementing a comprehensive strategy for going green, one that encompasses information technology, facilities, and education to reduce the district's environmental impact, cut operating costs, and help build students' awareness of the environment.
- By Bridget McCrea
Students in large urban school districts are lagging behind the nation in their grasp of natural sciences, according to a special report on science education in 17 of America's urban districts. Experts involved in the report placed part of the blame on the lack of any clear or meaningful national science strategy, though several other factors, they acknowledged, contributed to the disparity.
- By Scott Aronowitz
"Ensuring high-speed broadband access for all students is a critical national issue and foundational to realizing our education reform and improvement goals." This was the admonition from Douglas Levin, executive director of SETDA, in response to the February release of the National Broadband Map.
While states have made exceptional progress in collecting quality longitudinal data on individual students and their educational progress over time, according to a new report, many continue to lag when it comes to applying this data to making policy decisions that positively impact student achievement.
- By Scott Aronowitz