April showers may bring May flowers – but apparently not for inBloom. Issues related to the controversy surrounding and ultimate winding down of the nonprofit were the basis for a large number of stories in April 2014 that cited SETDA research and views about K-12 educational technology policy and practice. Other big stories of the month highlighted issues related to the broadband needs of K-12 schools and the ongoing E-rate modernization effort at the FCC, the threat of decisions at the FCC related to net neutrality that could relegate school broadband access to the slow lane, and some feature pieces highlighting issues associated with the increasing reliance of schools on technology for teaching, learning and school operations.
Here’s the April 2014 roundup:
- RealClearEducation: RealClearEd Today 04/28/2014
- The New York Times: A Student-Data Collector Drops Out
- Education Week: Schools Could Be on Internet ‘Slow Track’ Under Proposed FCC Rules
- Computerworld: Privacy Jitters Derail Controversial K-12 Big Data Initiative
- T.H.E. Journal: inBloom to ‘Wind Down’
- Education Week: inBloom to Shut Down Amid Growing Data-Privacy Concerns
- Education Week: New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom
- District Administration: Creating Tech-Savvier Teachers
- POLITICO: W.H. Official: More Tech Key to Education
- Education Week: Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds
- The New Tri-State Defender: Technology Changing Classrooms, Some More Than Others
For an up-to-date archive and chronicle of notable SETDA mentions online and in the press, be sure to visit the In the News section of our website.