In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.
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December 18, 2014
December 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.
November 17, 2014
The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
October 17, 2014
Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.
October 10, 2014
The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.
September 26, 2014
An indie video game dubbed "No Pineapple Left Behind," currently under development, offers a satirical take on public school management. Its motto: "They take tests. You make money."
September 18, 2014
A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.
July 30, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
July 25, 2014
New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.
July 23, 2014
A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.