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August 08, 2013

Idaho Wireless Contract Stirs Controversy

Most eligible schools in Idaho have signed on to participate in a state-wide Wi-Fi contract, despite state lawmakers' concerns about how the deal was arranged by state schools chief Tom Luna.

July 03, 2013

Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams

Just one in five Oklahoma schools had sufficient bandwidth and devices to administer online common-core exams, a state survey found.

July 02, 2013

New Effort Will Study Digital Media Use By Hispanic and Latino Families

The National Center for Family Literacy and Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announced the formation of the Aprendiendo Juntos Council.

June 28, 2013

FCC Proposal to Modernize E-Rate Program Gathers Momentum

The acting chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, has floated proposed changes to the E-rate program that mirror many of President Obama's objectives.

June 20, 2013

Miami-Dade Approves $63 Million Plan to Give All Students Digital Devices

The Miami-Dade school system aims to lease 150,000 laptops or tablets for students, part of a major technology upgrade.

June 19, 2013

Report Questions States' Return on Ed. Tech. Investment

States have failed to examine whether spending on educational technology is worth the cost, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

June 13, 2013

Ambitious Five-Point Tech Plan Outlined by National Ed. Leaders

The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.

March 13, 2013

Smartphone Use Rising Fast Among Teens, Survey Finds

Twenty-five percent of teens access the Internet primarily through cellphones, while fewer adults choose that route online, a nationwide survey shows.

March 04, 2013

Amazon, PTA Partner on National Reading Effort

The National PTA, a five-million-member organization, is partnering with Amazon Kindle to promote literacy in early grades.

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