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May 28, 2014

E-Rate Is Billions Short on Meeting Schools' Wireless-Network Needs, Analysis Finds

Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.

May 23, 2014

Proposed Sale of Student Data Prompts FTC Intervention

The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.

May 15, 2014

Q&A: Harvard Researcher Argues Claims of STEM Worker Shortage Overblown

Labor market data do not support industry claims of a looming shortage of scientists and engineers, argues Michael Teitelbaum in a new book.

May 14, 2014

Draft Overhaul of Federal Student Privacy Law Released by U.S. Senators Markey, Hatch

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.

March 20, 2014

District Officials Sort Through Complicated Privacy Landscape

At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.

February 25, 2014

U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy

New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.

February 19, 2014

FCC Outlines Plan to Protect 'Net Neutrality'

In response to a court ruling, the Federal Communications Commission said it will put forward rules to protect an open Internet.

February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

February 05, 2014

Corporations Promise to Offer Devices, Discounts as Part of Obama School Technology Plan

Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.

February 04, 2014

Telecom, Tech Companies Enlisted in Plan to Expand Schools' Tech Access

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

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