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November 17, 2015

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

October 02, 2015

Ed-Tech Lawsuit Over Access Settled in Seattle, in Potential Landmark Accord

Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.

September 29, 2015

L.A. Mulls Proposed Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.

September 18, 2015

How to Use Technology to Improve Early Learners' Reading Skills: Q&A

Two early learning experts outline how educators can maximize the use of digital tools to improve the reading skills of children from disadvantaged families.

September 17, 2015

More Technology Doesn't Mean More Learning, International Study Finds

Access to computers in classrooms is at an all-time high worldwide, but too much technology translates into poorer learning outcomes, researchers find.

June 30, 2015

Ed-Tech Lessons from 'The Simpsons'

In a recently aired episode, classic animated comedy The Simpsons parodied failed 1-to-1 student-computing initiatives in hilarious fashion.

June 29, 2015

Ed-Tech Expansion Slowly Takes Shape in Rural District

School leaders from a 3,500-student district described their cautious and at times difficult move to expand Web connectivity and the use of digital devices.

June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

June 18, 2015

FCC Moves to Add Broadband to 'Lifeline' Program for Needy Households, Students

The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.

May 28, 2015

Will Changes to Federal 'Lifeline' Program Boost Students' Home Internet Access?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.

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