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July 07, 2014

Ed. Dept. Says States Must Update Teacher-Distribution Plans

The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.

July 03, 2014

FCC Chairman Lays Out Vision for E-Rate, Net Neutrality for Schools

In an interview with Education Week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler vows to defend schools' access to a free and open Internet.

July 02, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.

July 01, 2014

The Senate's Teacher-Prep Draft: What You Need to Know

Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.

June 30, 2014

Proposal to Rate Leadership Programs Has Principals' Groups 'Concerned'

The National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals said they support many of the provisions included in the draft of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The changes, they said, made positive strides towards supporting principals and improving the nation's education system.

June 25, 2014

Federal Lawmakers Probe Contracts, Laws on Student Data Privacy

Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.

June 18, 2014

Schools' Deadline to Access ConnectED Corporate Donations Fast Approaching

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

June 17, 2014

New York Court Weighs Legality of 'Cyberbullying' Policy

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

June 13, 2014

Obama Unveils Plans for Online 'Hub' to Link Tech Companies, Schools

The Obama administration will today announce the creation of a "hub" to connect tech companies with schools as part of the "ConnectED" plan, and also launch a new effort to connect more Indian schools with high-speed Internet.

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.

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