KnowledgeWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) have released a new report, "A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change," designed to help policy makers and advocates change the education system in the United States.
A Recovery Act requirement for state education agencies to support linking educator compensation and evaluation to student achievement has presented significant challenges, and fewer than 10 SEAs supported that goal by the end of the 2010-2011 school year, according to a new report from the United States Department of Education.
The vast majority of states adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010, the first year they were available, but lack of adequate staff and expertise on CCSS presented a major challenge to the implementation, according to a new report.
Stanford PERTS is accepting research proposals for a new project, Mindset Challenge, which endeavors to discover ways to increase academic motivation and performance in large online learning environments.
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.
We live in a data-driven world. Data informs decisions about everything, from which laptop we use to how best to invest for the future. So how, then, do we leverage data to better understand the needs of our students when it comes to learning in our ever-evolving digital environment?
In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.
A new national poll released today shows that the vast majority of Americans have concerns about student data privacy and the potential use of such data for commercial purposes.
Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.
- By Dian Schaffhauser