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June 30, 2015

Schools Can Tap Into Ed-Tech Donations, Success Stories, Planning

Millions of dollars worth of corporate donations are still available from the president's ConnectED Initiative. More Future Ready Summits will be held, too.

June 26, 2015

Arne Duncan Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling: #LoveWins

So the big news of the day wasn't education related, but the U.S. Department of Education is celebrating all the same, at least on social media.

June 26, 2015

ISTE 2015: Ed-tech Leadership, Maker Education, and Professional Learning

Roughly 18,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will descend on Philadelphia this weekend for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 18, 2015

Home Internet Access for Poor, Rural Students Aim of New Federal Bill

The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.

June 09, 2015

Oregon Opt-Out Bill Could Lead to Loss of Federal Dollars, Ed. Dept. Warns

The state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would inform parents twice a year of their right to exempt children from standardized tests.

June 04, 2015

The Next i3 "Scale-Up" and "Validation" Competitions Start Now

Applicants for both grants can focus on teacher quality, implementing high standards, and high school redesign.

May 11, 2015

Obama Taps Horwich to Head Up Edu-Congressional Affairs

President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Lloyd Horwich, currently the deputy assistant secretary for legislative and congressional affairs.

May 06, 2015

Twitter Chat: New Developments in Digital Learning Games

Greg Toppo of USA Today, Richard Culatta of the U.S. education department, and Michael Levine of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will talk digital learning games during a Ed Week Twitter chat Thursday evening.

April 20, 2015

Ed-Tech Groups Give Thumbs Up to K-12 Tech Amendment in ESEA Rewrite

Although it's just a first step, bipartisan support for the "I-TECH" amendment by the Senate Education Committee is seen as positive by ed-tech advocates.

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