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.
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June 05, 2017
May 24, 2017
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
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
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 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
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
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.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
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
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
A new policy from the Office of Educational Technology offers guiding principles for integrating technology into teacher prep curricula.