Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
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February 03, 2016
January 21, 2016
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
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
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
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
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, 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.
December 01, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act would allow federal funds to be used to train teachers on data use and privacy, but does not tackle FERPA modernization.
November 23, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.
November 19, 2015
A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.