The Web-equipped cell phones are now the most commonly owned handheld devices among students in grades 9-12, according to survey data.
The blended learning expert also reinforced his prediction that blended learning would ultimately have more impact than fully online learning.
The agency is releasing 100,000 unique E-Rate service requests and roughly 1.4 million records describing requests schools and libraries had approved.
For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.
The "Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning" report includes a 24-page resource advising people launching their own online or blended programs.
A new law would reduce the charges for texting sexually explicit images.
The main divide is over the future of E-Rate as a funding source for internal infrastructure and maintenance projects.
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K-12 open education advocates face many of the same challenges as those in postsecondary institutions.
Educators who are insisting that the moment is ripe for technology to transform education may have been heartened to read that folks at the Consumer Electronics Association are saying the same thing.