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September 20, 2013

Comments on Federal E-Rate Proposal Pour In

Public comments on the FCC proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program show a split on the call for new funding.

August 02, 2013

Growth of Teacher-Evaluation Systems Fuels Tech Company's Rise

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

July 19, 2013

House NCLB Rewrite Contains Adaptive-Testing Provision

The House reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would allow states to fulfill federal testing requirements by using computer-based adaptive tests.

June 28, 2013

FCC Proposal to Modernize E-Rate Program Gathers Momentum

The acting chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, has floated proposed changes to the E-rate program that mirror many of President Obama's objectives.

June 13, 2013

Ambitious Five-Point Tech Plan Outlined by National Ed. Leaders

The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.

May 21, 2013

Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report Says

Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.

April 16, 2013

New Tech Infrastructure, Standards Needed, Ed. Department Official Says

Jim Shelton, the assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, outlined four elements to improving U.S. education.

April 16, 2013

Former U.S. Ed-Tech Chief Karen Cator to Lead Digital Promise

The former Apple Inc. official plans to use her government and tech company experience to help bridge the public and private sectors.

April 12, 2013

FCC Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of E-rate to Help Schools

A commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission argues that schools need more funding, and specific capacity goals, through the E-rate.

February 06, 2013

Top Congressional Democrat Offers Ed-Tech Measure

Congressman George Miller, a Democrat, has introduced a proposal that he says will encourage the effective use of technology in schools.

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