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December 18, 2014

Obama's Ed-Tech Promises in 2008: #TBT, and a Look Ahead

In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.

December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin Uses Farewell Speech to Uphold Disability Rights

The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.

December 11, 2014

Apprentice Programs in High-Tech Fields Get $100M Boost From Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.

December 09, 2014

Education Companies' Profits on Federal Contracts to be Negotiated

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.

November 25, 2014

Ed. Dept. Teacher-Prep Regulations Released; Aim to Tie Aid to Program Performance

A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.

November 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Would Rise Sharply Under FCC Plan

A proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would raise yearly funding for the E-rate program from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion.

November 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Would Get Major Boost Under FCC Chair's Plan

The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept.: States Must Address Teaching Gaps

The Education Department's latest push to ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of high quality teaching ducks the controversial topic of "teacher effectiveness."

November 06, 2014

GOP Leaders in Congress Make School Choice Top Priority

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader plan to consider legislation on charter schools or school vouchers in the 114th Congress.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

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