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June 27, 2016

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident About Ed Tech, Survey Finds

Teachers' confidence in ed tech varies based on the type of school they work in, concludes an analysis from the Education Week Research Center.

May 13, 2016

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

April 09, 2016

In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds

Low-income Florida students are more likely than their affluent peers to use classroom software for drill-and-kill practice, according to new research.

April 08, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'

Mobile devices and digital tools can help disenfranchised youth to challenge the existing social and economic order, according to new research to be presented at AERA.

March 18, 2016

'Homework Gap' and Lifeline Vote: Q&A With FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

New subsidies for home-broadband access and more public Wi-Fi are among the strategies Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants to see the FCC adopt.

February 29, 2016

Pending FCC Decision on Lifeline Program Could Impact 'Homework Gap'

The commissioners are expected to vote on a proposed expansion to the telephone subsidy program that would cover broadband Internet for America's lowest-income households.

February 23, 2016

Maryland PARCC Scores Higher on Paper; Students' Tech Readiness a Major Factor

Paper results on 2014-15 PARCC exams were better than online results in all grades for English/language arts and in upper-level math, reflecting a national pattern.

February 09, 2016

Rhode Island PARCC Scores Lower on Computer-Based Exams

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.

February 04, 2016

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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