News & Issues
The National Center on Education Statistics, the primary federal agency in charge of collecting and analyzing data related to education, has just awarded several multi-million dollar contracts to five education and testing companies as part of a five-year contract to administer the next generation of assessments for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.More
A two-year independent commission studying the future of education and especially the effective use of assessment to measure student learning has issued a public policy statement calling for policymakers to turn their attention on the use of assessments to providing timely information to students and teachers rather than school and teacher accountability.More
Over the past year, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to nonprofit organizations advancing "blended learning" technologies, according to a foundation release.More
Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago have decided to transition from traditional paper transcript exchanges to electronic transcript exchange services.More
An elementary school in Pennsylvania will shortly be immersing their students in a real-life "Magic School Bus" to help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math topics, along with critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.More
STEM Academy, a non-profit focused on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students, has partnered with 3D printing company Stratasys to enhance STEM programming.More
This week Samsung unveiled the five grand prize winners of its Solve for Tomorrow contest.More
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has given a $12.5 million contract to Amplify Insight (formerly known as Wireless Generation) to develop a digital library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for teachers.More
Bradford Networks has introduced Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform, a new open platform designed to help security, mobile device management, and network infrastructure vendors integrate their products with Network Sentry, the company's network access control solution. More
Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.More
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