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ERIC Number: EJ1008047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-13
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Maine Leading Initiative for Multistate Tech. Buys
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v32 n24 p1, 16 Mar 2013
A group of states has joined forces to arrange the purchase of an unusually comprehensive set of educational-technology devices and services, in a compact that could foreshadow other cooperative efforts by state and local governments attempting to turn the digital-procurement process to their advantage. The initial partners in the multistate venture are Maine, which has taken the lead, as well as Hawaii and Vermont. Leaders of the undertaking, known as the Multi-State Learning Technology Initiative, say that a major factor driving the collaboration--and one that could help attract other states--is the development of the Common Core State Standards, an attempt to create uniform academic expectations across states. In their invitation to technology companies bidding to provide them with services, the initial state partners said that technology supplied by vendors must meet the guidelines given to states by a pair of consortia for the common-core tests, which will be given online.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Maine; Vermont