Common Core

The Latest in Common Core

Policy Update

  • SETDA Pushes for Equal Access to Technology, Interstate Agency Cooperation in New Strategic Plan

    The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published its new strategic plan to reflect the current position of education technology as an integral component of curriculum, instruction and professional development.

  • Senate Stalls On Perkins Act Update

    A major revamp of the federal regulations and funding rules related to career and technical education in this country is on hold after the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions canceled a scheduled meeting.

  • U Michigan to Lead $5 Million Common Core Study

    Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

Focus on K-12 Information Technology

  • Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

    Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

  • Shutdown of ITT Tech Also Affects Charter Schools

    The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.

Vendor Resources

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