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The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.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

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.

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