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Teachers: We Want More Control over Ed Tech Decisions

A survey conducted by a teacher marketplace and an education technology "accelerator" found that while only 38 percent of teachers currently have a role in the decision-making process of ed tech, 63 percent want to be in charge of those decisions.

NYU Steinhardt To Launch Online Teacher Residency Program

The online graduate education program will include video observation of classroom instruction by NYU faculty at a distance.

Arkansas Adopts New Online English Language Learner Assessments

Arkansas will expand its use of digital tools to conduct its English language proficiency assessments in spring 2016 following field trials last year.

Canvas Teams with GoSignMeUp To Streamline PD

LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.

Battelle Debuts Active Shooter Response System

A global non-profit research and development organization has taken on the challenge of how to identify when an active shooter situation has begun and how building occupants and public safety people should respond.

Report Examines School Internet Connectivity State by State

An organization that monitors Internet connectivity to schools has reported that while 20 million additional students have been given access to high-speed Internet, a comparably high number "still don't have the speeds they need."

Texas A&M Hosts Hour of Code Event

AggieSTEM, a collaboration between the College of Education and Human Development and the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, hosted its first Hour of Code event last week.

Penn State Helps Launch Ed Tech Business Accelerator

Pennsylvania State University is teaming up with a company to create a business "accelerator" focused entirely on educational technology.

P21 Names Exemplars of 21st Century Learning

P21 has named 16 exemplars of 21st century learning.

Learning Accelerator Maps Blended Learning Process

An organization that works to help schools introduce blended learning into their instructional practices has launched a collection of Web resources dedicated to the topic, one set intended for use by district people implementing blended learning and the other for state leaders who want to make policy for enabling and encouraging blended learning in their schools.

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