An Education Next poll reveals relatively strong backing for federal testing, and mixed support for the Common Core State Standards.
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August 19, 2015
June 25, 2015
The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of an Affordable Care Act policy providing health-care subsidies across states.
June 22, 2015
In an attempt to help enforce "net neutrality" for schools and other organizations, the FCC created a new ombudsperson to act on consumers' behalf.
June 12, 2015
A federal court ruling will allow FCC rules protecting "net neutrality" to go forward, despite the telecom industry's objections.
May 06, 2015
After the Department of Justice raised allegations that edX's platform and digital content were inaccessible for students with disabilities, the online learning organization agreed to settle.
May 05, 2015
"Open educational resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S. Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 29, 2015
Bipartisan federal student data-privacy legislation likely to be introduced this week would give the Federal Trade Commission new authority to regulate educational technology vendors.
January 30, 2015
Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.
January 29, 2015
A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices.
December 09, 2014
The White House Office of Management and Budget is changing its rules so that federally funded contracts worth $150,000 or more will require school districts to negotiate profits with contractors.