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.
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Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.
September 18, 2015
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
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
In a recently aired episode, classic animated comedy The Simpsons parodied failed 1-to-1 student-computing initiatives in hilarious fashion.
June 29, 2015
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
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
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
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.
May 14, 2015
A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.