The Latest in Education Technology

  • Department of Ed Joins Top-10 Rank of FOIA Lawsuits

    A Freedom of Information Act project to measure the number of FOIA lawsuits filed against federal agencies has added the Department of Education to the top-10 list for the first time.

  • PARCC Agent Rolling Out Pool of Items for Custom State Assessments

    A Texas-based nonprofit is on the cusp of rolling out its new service to make a pool or catalog of test items available to states for their high-stakes assessment efforts. Last year, New Meridian was chosen by PARCC to manage its testing business.

  • $25 Million in Grants to Gage Usefulness of School Safety Efforts

    A new grant program is seeking U.S. schools to receive access to programs to address school safety. The "Safer Schools in America Impact Grant" will make a total of $25 million worth of in-kind safety solutions from 16 companies available to recipients over three years. Those systems will be deployed no cost to the schools, and, in return, the schools will need to make data available for the purposes of research.

  • 'All-hands-On' STEM Approach May be Overkill

    It was bound to happen. A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."

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