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February 01, 2018

Ed. Department Late on 'Homework Gap' Study, Advocacy Groups Say

The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or April.

January 25, 2018

At FCC, Democratic Concerns Over K-12: Q&A With Jessica Rosenworcel

From the Lifeline program to E-rate to net neutrality, the current FCC is threatening digital equity, said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

January 09, 2018

Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access

President Trump signed orders aiming to make it easier to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land in rural America, but the impact of the orders will likely not be significant.

December 14, 2017

FCC Dismantles 'Net Neutrality' Policy, and K-12 Schools Await Impact

Critics fear the new policy will allow internet service providers to create fast and slow lanes in a way that restricts online options for consumers, including schools.

October 13, 2017

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates.

September 26, 2017

'Without a Net' Documentary Explores Digital Divide in U.S. Schools

The lack of consistent, reliable internet access in high-poverty schools is the focus of a new, Verizon-backed film that will air on the National Geographic Channel this week.

August 15, 2017

Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Comcast will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.

February 08, 2017

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success

The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

December 20, 2016

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016

From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.

December 15, 2016

FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who led a reform of the E-rate program and promoted "net neutrality," will step down on Jan. 20.

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