No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).
With more and more students using mobile devices for learning, districts are finding creative ways to provide enough bandwidth for everyone to do their work outside of school.
The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is pushing back the planned field test of its Common Core assessments, which had been scheduled to kick off Tuesday.
The Vermont Agency of Education has created the Vermont Professional Learning Network to help educators throughout the state implement Common Core State Standards.
James H. Shelton III has been formally confirmed as deputy secretary of education for the United States Department of Education.
Digital Learning Now has released the 2013 Digital Learning Report Card, which grades K-12 education policy in each of the 50 states against the group's 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. This year only two states, Utah and Florida, received As, while 14 states received Fs and another 13 received Ds.
A bipartisan bill that aims to cut the number of standardized tests the federal can impose on states has received approval from the nation's largest teacher's union.
A professional association of K-12 IT leaders has defined the specifications for a district network that can keep up with current and future instructional and learning requirements.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.