The commissioners are expected to vote on a proposed expansion to the telephone subsidy program that would cover broadband Internet for America's lowest-income households.
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February 29, 2016
February 23, 2016
Paper results on 2014-15 PARCC exams were better than online results in all grades for English/language arts and in upper-level math, reflecting a national pattern.
February 09, 2016
A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.
February 04, 2016
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.
February 03, 2016
Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
January 21, 2016
A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.
December 10, 2015
Improving teachers' preparation to use technology, and how assessments are used, are among the issues emphasized in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.
December 01, 2015
"Personalized learning" is a big focus of a pledge by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $44 billion, to education and other causes.
November 17, 2015
Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.
October 02, 2015
Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.