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.
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The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.
Both the number of online virtual schools and the number of students enrolled in those schools grew substantially last year, according to a new report out of the University of Colorado Boulder. But the numbers aren't as high as you might expect.
Lawmakers should stop the proliferation of virtual schools until significant quality issues have been addressed. That's just one recommendation from a report released this week that evaluated the growth and performance of full-time virtual schools in the United States.
The Obama administration is proposing bringing back federal funding earmarked specifically for education technology. In its fiscal 2015 budget proposal, revealed publicly today, the administration included $200 million in district-level, tech-focused competitive grants in a program called "ConnectEDucators."