In his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that "helping students learn to write computer code" is among his goals for the year ahead.
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December 10, 2015
Improving teachers' preparation to use technology, and how assessments are used, are among the issues emphasized in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.
December 08, 2015
Changes to federal grant programs and testing policies in the Every Student Succeeds Act could bring opportunities for education businesses.
December 02, 2015
Richard Culatta, an advocate for "open" resources and better technology coordination in districts, is resigning as director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of technology.
December 01, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act would allow federal funds to be used to train teachers on data use and privacy, but does not tackle FERPA modernization.
November 23, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.
November 19, 2015
A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.
October 30, 2015
The Internet Innovation Alliance hosted a panel on Capitol Hill to advocate reform and expansion of the FCC's Lifeline program.
October 29, 2015
A proposed federal regulation would require any content developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to be openly licensed.
October 22, 2015
New guidance aims to helps schools access federal funds for Wi-Fi and state funds for special construction projects.