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CEOs have lined up to call for E-rate reforms, and some companies are pledging to provide funds to support increased broadband access.


Applications for six independently managed, fully online schools were denied, in part due to concerns regarding close relationships between board members and proposed vendors.


The Madison, Wis., school board approved a $28 million digital device initiative, but scaled back the size of the deployment for kindergarten and 1st grade.


A new national survey of parents finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward older children.


Officials from the 210,000-student Houston Independent School District say they won't repeat the mistakes other large districts have made when launching 1-to-1 computing initiatives.


Beverly Perdue will head the Digital Learning Institute, which aims to bring educators, policymakers, and ed-tech entrepreneurs together.


The nonprofit group Common Sense Media found overwhelming bipartisan support for proposals geared towards safeguarding children's personal information.


Apple agrees to pay a fee to settle a federal complaint that it did not warn parents about charges associated with apps for children.


Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.


The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" meant to promote tech innovations and entrpreneurship to drive down college costs, a discussion that could resonate in K-12.


New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo thinks school districts in his state need to start focusing a little harder on the role technology plays in education.


A new study found that in some states, no girls, Blacks or Hispanics took the Advanced Placement computer science exam.


The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network, the Learning Registry, now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources.


A 1-to-1 computing initiative involving Amplify tablets in Guilford County Schools has been put on hold after a series of reported hardware problems.


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