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April 10, 2014

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.

April 08, 2014

Use of Digital Tools Rises, but 'STEM' Gender Gap Persists, Survey Finds

A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.

March 05, 2014

New Guidelines Offered for Helping Schools Create Reliable Internet Networks

An association of school technology leaders is offering guidance for how K-12 leaders can design and implement technology to improve the reliability of their connections and improve student achievement.

February 18, 2014

Districts Turning to Mobile Hotspots to Bring Connectivity to Students' Homes

Districts in Green Bay, Wisc., Forsyth County, Ga., and elsewhere are sending mobile hotspot technology home with students to help those who lack reliable Internet connections away from school.

February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

January 27, 2014

Educational Quality of Children's Media Declines With Age, Parents Report

A new national survey of parents finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward older children.

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 11, 2013

Switch from Mac to Chromebook Puts Acclaimed Philly High School at Center of Ed-Tech Debates

Science Leadership Academy Principal Christopher Lehmann argues that new Chromebooks are a cost-effective solution to going 1-to-1 and supporting project-based learning.

November 27, 2013

Miami-Dade Pauses 1-to-1 Computing Initiative, Considers Big Changes

Following major problems in Los Angeles and North Carolina, Miami-Dade is reconsidering plans to give tablet computing devices to each student.

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