October 2015 Archives

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


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


A group of 20 programmers made a trip to Washington to meet and network with leaders in Congress and the White House.


The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.


New guidance aims to helps schools access federal funds for Wi-Fi and state funds for special construction projects.


Despite formidable barriers to adoption, a recent study suggests micro-credentials and digital badges could revamp teachers' professional development.


Michael Horn, a staunch advocate for greater use of technology and personalized learning in schools, stepped down as director of education to pursue other professional opportunities.


State agencies and nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway will work to bring high-speed connections to all N.M. classrooms by 2018.


The publishing giant will reimburse the district for costs associated with content originally intended to come pre-loaded on student iPads.


An FCC proposal would allow low-income households to use federal dollars to pay for broadband connectivity, as well as phone service.


A new organization called Collective Shift aims to provide digital media-based learning opportunities in 70 communities by 2018.


A CNN special examining how 13-year-olds are using social media includes a troubling look at issues such as "social combat."


Critics fault Arne Duncan for not sustaining the Enhancing Education Through Technology program, but others credit him for promoting open ed. resources and private developers' interest in the school market.


The American Academy of Pediatrics to date has recommended that young children watch no more than a couple hours of television per day.


Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.


The digital provider Amplify, which despite big promises failed to gain market traction, has been sold to a team of its executives, backed by private investors.


Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, which is being marketed to K-12 districts, is drawing heavy criticism for allowing various forms of data-collection on its users.


A bill that would protect K-12 students from sharing their social media accounts with school officials made it through a special task force in Wyoming's legislature.


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