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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.

November 14, 2013

Lawmakers Tussle Over Health Care Costs for Districts

At a hearing at Capitol Hill, federal lawmakers debated the costs school districts will face as a result of the federal health care law.

November 14, 2013

Fed Chairman Bernanke Gives Teachers an Economics Lesson

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke schooled educators about the economy, the banking system, financial literacy, and the importance of teachers.

October 22, 2013

Jobs Report Shows Increase in Education Hiring

Local education has added more than 56,000 jobs over the past three months, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers released Tuesday.

October 18, 2013

Ravitch: Private Sector Should Provide Help, Not Competition for Public Schools

Education historian Diane Ravitch speaks about her latest book, Reign of Error, which offers a far-reaching critique of private involvement in public education.

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