Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.

Big Progress, Hurdles on School Internet Connectivity, Analysis Finds

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

Media Usage Highest Among Poor, Minority Youth, Report Finds

Common Sense Media released a report describing high levels of media usage by today's youth.

FBI Online Game Combating Youth Extremism Draws Ire of Muslim Groups

The bureau's online game, titled "Don't Be a Puppet," is intended to counter recruitment of youths to radical extremist groups via the Internet.

Using 'Madden' Football Video Game to Teach Math and Science

EA Sports, Discovery Education, and the NFL Players Association have teamed up on an educational version of the popular video game.

Online Testing Now More Common Than Paper and Pencil, Study Finds

For the first time, most elementary and middle-school students this year will take state-required tests online.

Fast, Affordable Internet Remains Challenge for Many Schools, Survey Finds

Fewer than half of district leaders surveyed said all their schools are meeting FCC Internet-connectivity targets, citing money as the biggest barrier to progress.

Panel Calls for FCC to Offer Broadband Subsidies to Low-Income Households

The Internet Innovation Alliance hosted a panel on Capitol Hill to advocate reform and expansion of the FCC's Lifeline program.

Open Ed. Resources Would Get Boost Under Education Department Proposal

A proposed federal regulation would require any content developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to be openly licensed.

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