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February 15, 2013

N.Y. Schools Will Receive $87 Million for Tech. Upgrades From Settlement

New York state officials say money won from the settlement of an anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft supported hardware, software, and bandwidth upgrades in impoverished schools.

February 14, 2013

FCC, Federal Housing Agency Collaborate on Digital Literacy

The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are announcing a national plan to expand broadband access, particularly for children.

January 29, 2013

Scholars, Tech Insiders Tout Digital 'Bill of Rights' for Students

A group of prominent academics and education technology developers is pitching a "Digital Bill of Rights," that spells out students' rights in "new and emerging" online environments.

December 04, 2012

Smarter Balanced Updates Common-Core Tech. Requirements

The assessment consortium has released a document outlining minimum technology requirements and guidelines for testing in 2014-15.

December 03, 2012

Fostering Big Ideas to Solve Problems in Education

Speakers at the Big Ideas Fest in California talked about using the passion of students to address education's greatest challenges.

November 19, 2012

Embracing Virtual Learning to Ease Overcrowding

The Manchester, N.H., school district is considering the use of online classes and blending learning programs to address overcrowding.

November 14, 2012

Karen Cator Stepping Down as U.S. Ed-Tech Chief

The former Apple executive, who served in the Obama administration for four years, plans to leave the job in 2013 after her replacement is chosen and put in place.

October 30, 2012

Tablets, But No Teachers

The folks behind the One Laptop Per Child project are handing out tablets to children in Ethiopia with no instruction and no teachers.

October 26, 2012

Final Thoughts on the 2012 Virtual School Symposium

Now, a couple days removed from the 2012 Virtual School Symposium, we look at some of the key lessons learned from New Orleans.

October 22, 2012

Minnesota Coursera Ban Enacted, Then Rescinded

For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.

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