Reaction to the newly approved funding increase for the federal E-rate program has been mostly positive.
The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.
Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today.
The FCC will consider a proposal Thursday to raise E-rate funding from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year.
Education Week is hosting a webinar, "Personalized Learning: Turning Lofty Aspirations Into Specific District Policy," on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. eastern.
Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.
Students using the blended learning math program Teach to One: Math, which adapts to students' instructional needs daily, increased their math skills significantly over national norms.
More than one million Chromebooks were sold in the U.S. K-12 education market during the third quarter of this year, accounting for 35 percent of all devices sold to schools.
About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.
LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.