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.
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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
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
The assessment consortium has released a document outlining minimum technology requirements and guidelines for testing in 2014-15.
December 03, 2012
Speakers at the Big Ideas Fest in California talked about using the passion of students to address education's greatest challenges.
November 19, 2012
The Manchester, N.H., school district is considering the use of online classes and blending learning programs to address overcrowding.
November 14, 2012
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
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
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
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.