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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.

March 18, 2016

'Homework Gap' and Lifeline Vote: Q&A With FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

New subsidies for home-broadband access and more public Wi-Fi are among the strategies Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants to see the FCC adopt.

February 27, 2016

U.S. Ed. Department Signs Up 13 States for #GoOpen Initiative

Thirteen states and 40 districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education's open education resource initiative, which includes a commitment to replace textbooks with free digital learning resources.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

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

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

January 14, 2016

Google Questioned on Student Data Privacy By U.S. Senator Franken

The Democratic Senator from Minnesota called on Google to be more transparent about the data it collects on students and how that information is being used.

January 13, 2016

Computer Science Gets a Nod in Obama's Final State of the Union

In his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that "helping students learn to write computer code" is among his goals for the year ahead.

December 10, 2015

New National Ed-Tech Plan Calls for Improved Teacher Prep, Assessment

Improving teachers' preparation to use technology, and how assessments are used, are among the issues emphasized in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.

December 08, 2015

Will Ed-Tech Companies Prosper From ESEA Reauthorization?

Changes to federal grant programs and testing policies in the Every Student Succeeds Act could bring opportunities for education businesses.

December 02, 2015

Richard Culatta Resigning as Ed-Tech Director at U.S. Department of Education

Richard Culatta, an advocate for "open" resources and better technology coordination in districts, is resigning as director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of technology.

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