'Homework Gap,' Privacy, and Budget Cuts Top Agenda of Ed-Tech Advocates

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called for a variety of strategies to support out-of-school access to high speed broadband during a speech at ISTE 2015.


3-D Technology for Classroom Touted at ISTE 2015

Although 3-D technology has been slow to catch on in schools, new apps and hardware on display at ISTE 2015 still captured educators' imaginations.


Nominate Your Ed-Tech 'Leader to Learn From'

Education Week is looking for reader nominations of school district officials who are blazing new trails in the use of educational technology for our 2016 Leaders To Learn From.

Ed-Tech Trends to Look For in 2015: Project-Based Learning, Maker Spaces

Maker-spaces, adaptive learning, and wearable technologies are among the ed-tech trends to keep an eye on in the next few years, a new report says.


ISTE 2015: Ed-tech Leadership, Maker Education, and Professional Learning

Roughly 18,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will descend on Philadelphia this weekend for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.


North Carolina Teacher Quality Tracked in New Dashboard

A new online tool from the University of North Carolina makes data on teacher preparation, recruitment, performance, and retention available to policymakers and the public.


FCC Official to Guide Consumers, Schools on Net Neutrality

After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers.


Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.


FCC Moves to Add Broadband to 'Lifeline' Program for Needy Households, Students

The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.


Home Internet Access for Poor, Rural Students Aim of New Federal Bill

The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.


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