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October 31, 2014

Consumer Group Dissects Google's Stance on Net Neutrality

A consumer group is urging the giant technology services company Google to take a stronger stance in supporting net neutrality—the idea of a free and openly accessible Internet.

August 06, 2014

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

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.

April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

March 26, 2014

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Hires Former Yale President as CEO

Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.

February 19, 2014

FCC Promises Rules Meant to Protect Open Internet for Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission vowed Wednesday to put forward rules to protect "net neutrality, though the commmision's two Republican members panned the proposal.

February 03, 2014

Federal Officials to Double Commitment to Schools' High-Speed Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission will lift the amount devoted to schools' and libraries' high-speed Internet access by $1 billion annually through the E-rate program.

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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