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December 19, 2013

Comcast, Khan Academy Partner to Increase Web Connectivity

The cable and Internet provider Comcast will partner with Khan Academy, a major source of open resources, in an attempt to boost needy students' access to the Internet and online learning resources.

December 04, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity Plan

Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.

December 03, 2013

Leading Architect of 'MOOCs' Calls for Changing Their Focus

Sebastian Thrun, an entrepreneur and well-known proponent of massive, open, online courses, says the classes are not having the intended effect in higher education.

November 13, 2013

Rewrite of E-Rate Program Could Cover Technology Outside Schools

Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.

November 07, 2013

Virtual Charter in Ohio Found to Violate Special Education Procedures

Following a federal investigation, a virtual charter school in Ohio agreed to change its special education identification procedures and website.

November 05, 2013

White House Adviser: Tech Connectivity a "Tipping Point" in Ed. Equity

Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.

October 17, 2013

Los Angeles Superintendent Proposes to Slow iPad Rollout

Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy proposed to slow down deployment of iPads to hundreds of thousands of district students after problems in the initiative's first phase.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Children's Advocacy Group Urges Greater Privacy for Data Use

Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.

September 20, 2013

Comments on Federal E-Rate Proposal Pour In

Public comments on the FCC proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program show a split on the call for new funding.

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.

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