FCC Votes 3-2 to Protect Net Neutrality, Prevent 'Fast Lanes'

School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.


Half of K-12 Students to Have Access to 1-to-1 Computing by 2015-16

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16.


Republican FCC Commissioners Request Delay of Net Neutrality Vote

Federal Communications Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly Monday asked the FCC chairman to release his 332-page "net neutrality" plan and postpone Thursday's scheduled vote.


NoRedInk Raises $6M to Teach Writing Using Hit TV Shows, Student Hobbies

NoRedInk, a website that uses student interests to create grammar and writing exercises, raised $6 million in a Series A round.


Listen Current Raises $950K to Bring Public Radio into the Classroom

Listen Current, a curator of public radio stories geared towards science, social studies, and English/language arts classrooms, raised $950,000 in seed funding.


Renaissance Learning Acquires UClass to Link Instruction, Assessment

The acquisition represents the value that Renaissance, one of the largest assessment and learning analytics companies in the K-12 market, places on a relative newcomer.


New York Times Partners With Investment Firm to Launch Ed. Business

The media conglomerate and CIG Education Group are combining to create NYT EDUcation, an initiative for pre-college and college students and professional learners.


States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.


Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws.


Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2015

The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative."


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