The cable and Internet giant will offer high-speed Internet for $9.95 per month to families with students eligible for free lunch from the federal National School Lunch Program.
News Corp.'s chairman will deliver the keynote during the second morning of this year's National Summit on Education Reform, held by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The new center will aim to identify and support the most effective education technology innovations and expose them more broadly to schools across the country.
Connections Education, which operates virtual schools in 21 states, has experienced 30 percent revenue growth for the past three years.
The loss of the research center could hurt the movement to bring more assistive technologies to students with special needs.
The Alliance for Excellent Education has launched the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy.
But what may be a bigger deal is the apparent compromise of the company's identity with that of its parent company, News Corp.
Experts discuss how games relate to 21st-century skills as well as how games can be used to solve real-world problems.
Talib Hussain tackles the difficult task of balancing fun and learning in educational games.
Mobile learning is growing, but PCs are still the most ubiquitous game platform in schools, say experts at the Serious Play Conference.