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Tanya Roscorla covers education technology in the classroom, behind the scenes and on the legislative agenda. Likes: Experimenting in the kitchen, cooking up cool crafts, reading good books.
Top-level support for longitudinal data systems and policies has helped states make progress on recommended data actions.
Augmented reality brings learning to life in schools.
According to the Data Quality Campaign, it's the responsibility of state and school district policymakers.
Colleges can't continue doing the same thing they have been for years if they want to help more students graduate. And one university is thinking outside the box.
University technology leaders sound off on the issues they will face next year -- issues that highlight three major trends.
Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education.
A business school goes high-tech with personalized video reviews of midterms, exams and group projects.
Governors have signed more than 25 bills into law that deal with student data privacy.
A fictitious town is the site of a political race that will give candidates a leg up on the competition if they use social media wisely.
Computer science legislation is headed to the governor's desk as California educators call for an increased focus on computing.
Two senators introduce a federal bill designed to protect student education records with an update to existing FERPA legislation.
Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Just over half of college students actually graduate in six years, but President Barack Obama wants 10 million more graduates.
Groups say 40-year-old FERPA law needs an update; software industry claims changes could stop innovation.
California is home to a third of the nation's English language learners, and with state policy changes, the education system has an opportunity to bring them up to speed.
Technology, digital literacy and safe environments help drive learning principles that center around students.
The new Unizin consortium within Internet2 wants to make sure digital content and data aren't locked away in one technology tool.
The nonprofit EducationSuperHighway is working with Virginia on a project designed to bring digital learning to students at a lower cost.
Cost estimates show that the Wi-Fi goal will take a major increase in E-Rate dollars.
Striking a balance when it comes to student data means creating an environment where technology and privacy work in tandem to maximize learning.
The K-12 Horizon Project identifies a number of challenges that educators face.
Both high schools and colleges in the state are able to handle transcripts more efficiently in the admissions process, which allows them to give students an answer faster.
Experts share their thoughts on how connected devices, appliances and vehicles could affect everyday life down the road.
A study highlights how competency-based learning is changing in New Hampshire schools.
The Classroom platform is designed to get rid of busy work and free up more time for teaching.
Emergency managers from universities and city agencies say virtual emergency operations centers are the way of the future.
University presidents grapple with how to advance research in an era where big data and big science place increasing demands on networks.
Connected cars that make you smile will help university researchers discover real applications for the Internet of Things.
3-D printing and design software help eighth-graders launch chocolate companies from their classroom.
Internet-enabled learning will open up even more access to education for people around the world by 2025.
CIO and associate vice president, University of Michigan
An internship in a Washington state department gives students hands-on experience and interesting tasks to put on their resume.
Mobile devices, student tech teams and blended learning have education leaders excited this school year.
Education leaders are tackling mobile devices and blended learning challenges head on as they prepare students for college and careers.
A nonprofit group turns a former city rec center into a tech center for students that teaches them STEM skills in a hands-on way.
Journalism has been late to the game with many technologies. But professors are trying to change that with Google Glass.
Three Texas universities are promoting a Facebook-integrated app that the Texas Department of Transportation created to cut down on drunk driving accidents.
Kentucky schools and universities work together to digitize and standardize the transcript request process.
Education needs a complete makeover, some say, and chief innovation officers can help.
School districts and states work together to make sure students receive appropriate instruction when they move out of state.
Professors, trade organizations and technology companies weigh in on this question as the U.S. continues to push for more STEM graduates.
One school in Iowa uses QR codes to make learning more interactive for students.
The Internet of Things, sustainability and transportation combine in a big data research project featuring four universities across the U.S.
Iowa State IT leaders share the benefits of adopting technology across multiple universities.
A Drone Journalism Program explores the ethics and applications of drones in science reporting.
A class learns about math and science with the help of a 3-D printer.
A Maryland county works with the private sector to address technology equity challenges in science, technology, engineering and math education.
A new platform will aggregate digital resources from libraries, museums and historical societies across the country.
An annual survey from the Center for Digital Education highlights exemplary school districts that integrate technology into teaching and learning.
Kentucky's big moves in cloud computing show confidence in the reliability of private clouds.
A partnership between Chicago and the Navy is the city's latest effort to equip students for high-tech jobs.
The fireside hangout sparked conversations about science, technology, engineering and math, as well as software patents.
K-12, higher education and government move faster into the cloud because their employees already use it, a new survey says.
Education leaders and policymakers share their ideas about improving schools with technology.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel facilitated a tech-centric pilot project that's part of a broader city effort to provide a world class education to all students, regardless of their neighborhood.
Education and government insiders share their thoughts on how to fill the IT labor gap.
New York City's Gap App Challenge asks software developers to tackle problems in middle school math.
A call to universities and course providers places online education higher on the agenda.
With social media skills becoming increasingly relevant in government and the private sector, some colleges are taking notice.
Universities need a data science degree, and these ingredients go into making it.
Professors and engineers team up to teach students data analysis skills.
A Maryland conference and challenge seeks to spark student interest in cybersecurity to fill a major workforce need.
The state's Office of Information Resources is the centralized cloud hosting provider.
Ten top universities in the U.S. will offer small undergraduate classes that provide the same quality as their on-campus classes.
Education experts discuss options like massively open online classes and affordable access to college.
U.S. states are collaborating on a plan to smooth out the regulation process for online universities and provide education access to students.
The University of Texas System plans to offer large online courses through the nonprofit, open source edX platform.
Privacy experts and school districts are at odds on the answer.
Schools for the deaf and blind have students with unique needs when it comes to technology. But certain tech advances are meeting these needs.
An e-textbook pilot expands to more than two dozen colleges and universities this fall.
Twenty-five students from the University of Rochester came up with ways to apply Watson technology to weather, mining and airport travel.
'DigiGirlz' learn about science, technology, engineering and math at the Wilmington University-Dover Campus.
Government agencies could share regional applications and GIS databases once an infrastructure project is complete.
As going green — and saving green — continues gaining popularity, IT departments are reducing energy costs in their data centers.
The Pennsylvania school district notorious for a webcam misstep doesn't want others to make its same mistakes.
In a unique public partnership, Arlington County, Va., has taken the first big steps for a fiber-optic network that will support education, emergency management and other government use.
Director, Center for Academic & Professional Development, Florida State University
In Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s CIO certificate program provides a place for IT chiefs to collaborate on innovative solutions to common problems.
By the 2011-2012 school year, the Delaware Education Department plans to pilot an electronic data exchange system for student records.
A new directory will make publishing, finding, organizing and combining Web services much easier.
The University of California, Davis, stopped using Google's e-mail service because of privacy concerns about university research.
Parents filed a class action lawsuit against a district, board and superintendent in Pennsylvania alleging privacy invasion of children's actions at home.
2010 Horizon Report list e-books and gesture-based computing among trends.
The applications for the first round of the Race to the Top are in; now the pressure is on.
School districts could also be eligible to receive stimulus dollars from Race to the Top.
Some grant money already headed to schools; states have to apply for $54 billion more.