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August 27, 2010

iNACOL Analyzes E-Learning in RTT

The online learning association examined the virtual education components in the 19 finalists' applications for Race to the Top funds.

August 18, 2010

Cyber Defense Challenge Accepting Teams

High schools interested in registering a five-member team for the national CyberPatriot III competition have until early October to enter the challenge's third incarnation.

August 04, 2010

$1.2 Billion More in Federal Broadband Projects Announced

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for 126 new rural broadband projects in 38 states and in American Indian tribal areas.

July 30, 2010

Bill to Combat Comp. Science Crisis Introduced

One congressman has introduced legislation to address the discrepancy between the demand for workers in computer science fields and the supply of qualified candidates.

July 21, 2010

Ed Tech in ESEA?

Obama Administration officials say they will encourage, but not mandate, states and districts to use federal funds to innovate with technology.

July 20, 2010

Duncan Headlining Rural Ed-Tech Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be headlining tomorrow's National Rural Education Technology Summit in downtown Washington.

July 06, 2010

Coalition Calls for Modernizing COPPA

A coalition has submitted formal documents to the Federal Trade Commission recommending modernization of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

July 02, 2010

Making Sense of Digital Literacy Education

Common Sense Media, which recently unveiled a digital citizenship curriculum, says issues of digital responsibility transcend social and economic classes.

June 28, 2010

Cator: Teaching Portion of Plan Hardest to Write

Karen Cator said Monday here at the ISTE 2010 ed-tech conference that the teaching portion of the National Education Technology Plan was hardest to write.

June 24, 2010

Dr. Phil Calls for Federal Crackdown on Cyberbullying

The television psychologist was among half a dozen testifiers pushing Congress to add anti-cyberbullying language into ESEA's reauthorization.

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