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  • Florida Legislators Want Out of PARCC Assessments

    Senate President Don Gaetz and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford have issued a joint letter to Tony Bennett, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, recommending withdrawal from the assessment program proposed by the national academic consortium Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

  • Education Advocates Hail FCC's Plans To Modernize E-Rate

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to review and modernize the E-rate program with the goal of increasing broadband capacity, maximizing cost-effective purchasing, and streamlining program administration.

  • NC District Mops up Student Data Exposure Mishap

    A Greensboro, NC school district has gone public with a recent data breach.

  • UK Puts Programming Front and Center in Revamped Computing Curriculum

    While the United States has been treading through its Common Core revamp of English/language arts and math curriculum, the United Kingdom has been revamping its curriculum too. That update includes a revision of technology-related studies to put a stronger emphasis on "high level technical skills," including giving teachers more say in what and how to teach and pushing for programming lessons at a young age.


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