In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.
Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.
An overwhelming majority of Americans, with or without children, support technology upgrades and greater broadband access for public schools, a new report says.
At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.
The Data Quality Campaign and a host of partners are urging states to promote policies that will foster better use of student data by educators.
An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.
A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.
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.