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February 03, 2014

FCC to Boost Broadband Funding for K-12, Libraries

A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.

January 30, 2014

About That Broadband "Downpayment" Announced By the President...

CEOs have lined up to call for E-rate reforms, and some companies are pledging to provide funds to support increased broadband access.

January 22, 2014

Americans Worried, Uninformed About Student Data Privacy, Survey Finds

The nonprofit group Common Sense Media found overwhelming bipartisan support for proposals geared towards safeguarding children's personal information.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Complaint Over Children's Apps for $32.5 Million

Apple agrees to pay a fee to settle a federal complaint that it did not warn parents about charges associated with apps for children.

January 14, 2014

White House, Ed. Department Explore Data's Potential to Shape College Landscape

The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" meant to promote tech innovations and entrpreneurship to drive down college costs, a discussion that could resonate in K-12.

December 20, 2013

Obama Uses Press Event to Tout 'ConnectEd' Program

In his last press conference of 2013, President Obama cited his digital education agenda as an effort that will go forward without the need for congressional approval.

December 13, 2013

Districts' Use of Cloud Computing Brings Privacy Risks, Study Says

More school districts are relying on cloud-computing services, but they have not put in place safeguards for protecting students' personal information, a study finds.

December 04, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity Plan

Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.

November 07, 2013

Virtual Charter in Ohio Found to Violate Special Education Procedures

Following a federal investigation, a virtual charter school in Ohio agreed to change its special education identification procedures and website.

November 01, 2013

Education Department Touts 'Connected Educators'

The U.S. Department of Education wrapped up its second annual "Connected Educator Month," devoted to fostering digital collaboration among teachers.

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