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December 08, 2015

Will Ed-Tech Companies Prosper From ESEA Reauthorization?

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 Resigning as Ed-Tech Director at U.S. Department of Education

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

Student Data Privacy Mostly Missing in ESEA Reauthorization

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

Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News

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

Big Progress, Hurdles on School Internet Connectivity, Analysis Finds

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

Panel Calls for FCC to Offer Broadband Subsidies to Low-Income Households

The Internet Innovation Alliance hosted a panel on Capitol Hill to advocate reform and expansion of the FCC's Lifeline program.

October 29, 2015

Open Ed. Resources Would Get Boost Under Education Department Proposal

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

E-rate Application Toolkit Launched for States and Schools

New guidance aims to helps schools access federal funds for Wi-Fi and state funds for special construction projects.

October 15, 2015

Superintendents, Community Groups Ask FCC for Broadband in 'Lifeline' Program

An FCC proposal would allow low-income households to use federal dollars to pay for broadband connectivity, as well as phone service.

September 21, 2015

Parents at Ease With Use of Student Data, But Not for Commercial Purposes

Just 42 percent of parents are at ease with companies that create software, websites, and apps having access to student records, a national poll shows.

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