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November 29, 2018

Ivanka Trump, Apple's Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education

But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about the overuse of technology.

October 13, 2016

Telecom Sprint Launches Campaign to Close 'Homework Gap'

The wireless provider pledges to bring connectivity to 1 million impoverished students, by offering them free smartphones, tablets, laptops, and "hotspot" devices.

June 30, 2016

Mark Edwards, Former Superintendent of the Year, Moves to Discovery Education

Mark Edwards, the 2013 Superintendent of the Year for the U.S., is leaving the top post in the Moooresville, N.C., district after nine years to take a senior executive role in Discovery Education.

November 23, 2015

Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.

November 19, 2015

Big Progress, Hurdles on School Internet Connectivity, Analysis Finds

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.

November 04, 2015

Fast, Affordable Internet Remains Challenge for Many Schools, Survey Finds

Fewer than half of district leaders surveyed said all their schools are meeting FCC Internet-connectivity targets, citing money as the biggest barrier to progress.

October 15, 2015

New Mexico Announces Push for High-Speed Internet for Schools

State agencies and nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway will work to bring high-speed connections to all N.M. classrooms by 2018.

September 14, 2015

Broadband Upgrades for Montana Schools the Focus of New State Push

Montana will partner with EducationSuperHighway to assess schools' connectivity and develop a plan to get all schools meeting national broadband targets by 2018.

September 04, 2015

Obama Talks School Technology Gap During Alaska Visit

The President touted his ConnectED program, which draws financial support from ed-tech providers and hopes to improve digital education and Web connectivity.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

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