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July 30, 2014

Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.

June 12, 2014

Diplomacy Through MOOCs? Iran Regains Access to U.S.-Based Courses

Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.

May 13, 2014

A Top Gates Foundation Official Leaving for NewSchools Venture Fund

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Stacey Childress will become the CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund.

May 01, 2014

Student Privacy Laws Need Updating, White House Report Says

A White House report released today recommends modernizing the privacy regulatory framework that governs how student data is handled.

March 18, 2014

FCC Chair Vows to Shift E-Rate Funding to Broadband, Away From Phone, Voice Services

Federal Communications Commmission Chairman Tom Wheeler tells state education leaders that the agency needs to redirect E-rate money away from "nice-to-have" technology and into "must-have" services.

February 11, 2014

Federal Action on 'Net Neutrality' Coming Soon, FCC Chairman Says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pledged in a recent speech that the agency will work to preserve "open, competitive, safe, and accessible broadband networks."

January 30, 2014

CEOs Urge Federal Officials to Overhaul E-Rate

A group of about 50 business leaders have written to the Federal Communications Commission calling for improvements to the E-rate progarm.

January 15, 2014

New Advocacy Group Probes Links Between Ed. Department and For-Profit Companies

A new advocacy organization, led by a former American Federation of Teachers staffer, says it will seek to counter the influence of organizations that it sees as promoting misguided, free-market reforms.

January 14, 2014

White House, Ed. Dept. to Tout Innovative Data Use for College Decisions

The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" event to examine how private sector tech innovations can help students and families sort through college decisions.

January 03, 2014

Federal 'Learning Registry' Courts Publishers, Content Providers

The federal 'Learning Registry' seeks to provide K-12 educators with access to a vast library of material from nonprofits, government agencies, and commercial providers.

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