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June 05, 2017

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

May 24, 2017

Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

May 17, 2017

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.

May 11, 2017

Trump Orders Review of Cybersecurity Education, Workforce-Development Efforts

The federal Education Department is to advise the U.S. secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security on preparation of a report, due in 120 days.

April 26, 2017

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online information.

April 05, 2017

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

February 08, 2017

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success

The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

February 06, 2017

AltSchool Joins Tech Companies Filing Brief Against Trump Immigration Order

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are among 97 leading technology companies to contest the legality of President Trump's executive order limiting immigration.

January 24, 2017

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism and ADHD despite limited scientific evidence.

December 16, 2016

Teacher Prep Programs Should Focus on Tech Integration, Ed. Dept. Says

A new policy from the Office of Educational Technology offers guiding principles for integrating technology into teacher prep curricula.

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