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July 28, 2017

The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies

The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.

July 27, 2017

Congressional Panel Asks: What K-12 Skills Are Needed for STEM Workforce?

Schools need to prepare K-12 students to fill the growing number of jobs that require computing skills, witnesses told members of Congress Wednesday.

June 27, 2017

1,200 Educators Sign Letters Lobbying Congress to Protect Ed Funding

A full-court press is on at ISTE 2017 to get educators to write their legislators about lagging federal funding for schools.

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The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

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