Ed Tech News Roundup: Esports, Newfangled Libraries, and More

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of biweekly ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy — and if you have a story […]

Ed Tech News Roundup: TED Talks and Firefighters

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another in a series of biweekly ed tech news roundups. We hope you enjoy — and if you have a story […]

Moodle Activities That Work For Language Learning, And The Reasons Why Teachers Seem To Ignore Them

In an education world hungry for EdTech, it is troubling that the massive efforts undertaken by the US Education Department’s Institute of Education Sciences seem […]

Under DeVos, It Takes A Natural Disaster to Get Any Relief

Secretary DeVos has tempered this relief with an effort to dismantle Obama-era regulations against for-profit colleges and gut initiatives that allow loan forgiveness to defrauded […]

Standards Do Not Improve Education in Schools

The majority of Americans can agree that when they receive a diagnosis or prescription recommendation from a doctor, that doctor should be held to the […]

Special Education Rules Apply to Virtual Schools Too, Ed. Department Says

Virtual schools are subject to the same federal special education mandates on issues such as testing and student identification, according to the U.S. Department of […]

U.S. Ed. Department Signs Up 13 States for #GoOpen Initiative

Thirteen states and 40 districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education's open education resource initiative, which includes a commitment to replace textbooks with free […]

What's Arne Duncan's Legacy on Ed-Tech?

Critics fault Arne Duncan for not sustaining the Enhancing Education Through Technology program, but others credit him for promoting open ed. resources and private developers' […]

World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents

An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.

'Future Ready' Ed-Tech Summits for District Leaders Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.

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