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February 04, 2014

Telecom, Tech Companies Enlisted in Plan to Expand Schools' Tech Access

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

February 03, 2014

FCC to Boost Broadband Funding for K-12, Libraries

A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.

January 29, 2014

Pa. Rejects Cyber Charter Applicants, Citing For-Profits' Role

Applications for six independently managed, fully online schools were denied, in part due to concerns regarding close relationships between board members and proposed vendors.

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.

January 03, 2014

Federal 'Learning Registry' Aims to Connect Educators, Content Providers

The U.S. Department of Education says its online information-sharing network, the Learning Registry, now houses 300,000 resources from a wide variety of sources.

December 19, 2013

Comcast, Khan Academy Partner to Increase Web Connectivity

The cable and Internet provider Comcast will partner with Khan Academy, a major source of open resources, in an attempt to boost needy students' access to the Internet and online learning resources.

December 13, 2013

Districts' Use of Cloud Computing Brings Privacy Risks, Study Says

More school districts are relying on cloud-computing services, but they have not put in place safeguards for protecting students' personal information, a study finds.

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.

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