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October 24, 2018
Tennessee has big gaps in school technology access, but no extra money. Here’s Haslam’s plan.
Gov. Bill Haslam unveils a program to help school districts access and purchase computers, laptops, and other devices.
future of work
July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
Kids who code
July 5, 2017
At GenCyber Boot Camp, Memphis students get lessons in coding — and exposure to hot careers
Summer camps offered at the University of Memphis provide important training about cybersecurity and coding for that purpose.
August 24, 2016
How should schools handle sexting? Not like they are now, Denver professor says
A Denver professor argues for a different approach to sexting: Let teens do it as long as its consensual and focus on discouraging privacy violations and harassment.
June 30, 2016
We asked five Colorado teachers how they use technology in the classroom. This is what they said.
We spoke with teachers about how they are using technology in the classroom. The opinions varied, but the consensus was a good one.
February 15, 2016
McQueen: Tennessee Department of Education takes ‘full responsibility’ for online testing debacle
In a letter to state lawmakers, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says her department shoulders blame for the failure to transition to online testing this year.
February 8, 2016
Tennessee’s switch to online testing starts rough as platform crashes on Day One
On the first day of online testing in Tennessee schools, a network outage keeps students from taking the state's new achievement test, delaying TNReady's rollout.
Politics & Policy
February 1, 2016
Haslam proposes $261 million more for K-12 education
Gov. Bill Haslam proposes new investments in teacher pay, technology, reading programs and high-need student populations.
October 2, 2015
Cabinet shuffle includes three new leaders for Shelby County Schools
Following the exit last summer of three top-level officials with Shelby County Schools, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announces the addition of three new cabinet members.
Technology in schools
September 30, 2015
Tennessee school boards group teams with Apple on digital learning project
The Tennessee School Boards Association partners with Apple to launch the Tennessee Digital Learning Project, a platform to offer new digital resources for high school.
up close and personal
September 14, 2015
Northeast Denver charter puts a new spin on teaching and learning
At a new elementary charter school in Northeast Denver, students follow personalized schedules programmed into iPads they carry with them throughout the school day.
September 4, 2015
State says most districts are ‘online ready’ for new state assessment, with Shelby County an exception
When Tennessee students log on next spring to take their statewide assessments on computers, most districts will be ready, says a new state report.
April 24, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools first to partner with popular social media site
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the first school district in the nation to partner officially with Nextdoor.
February 25, 2015
Tech contract approved after city acknowledges need for more transparency
A burst of concern over the contract's size and connection to a past scandal prompted city officials to say they will be more transparent in the future.
Leadership & Management
January 15, 2015
Education Department: Indiana schools unprepared for online tests
About 77 percent of Indiana schools are technologically ill-equipped to to reliably administer state ISTEP tests online, and the Indiana Department of Education told state lawmakers it…
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