An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.
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April 10, 2014
February 11, 2014
While a Maryland district plans to form a Cybercivility Task Force to address inappropriate online postings, the role of schools in addressing such behavior is largely uncharted territory.
December 02, 2013
In a case with implications for state spending on education, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals by Amazon.com and Overstock. com over Internet sales taxes.
July 25, 2013
The Internet is disrupting a pattern of censorship. It allows schools to open the floodgates to widely divergent perspectives and experiences.
April 29, 2013
Technology turned the tables on us. We are prisoners of our children's generation far more than they are prisoners of ours. Even if we sometimes smirk when we see kids struggle with technology, our students really are digital natives in ways that we can never be, even we who have been eager early adopters of anything subject to Moore's Law.
April 18, 2013
The FCC announced the appointment of Michael Steffen as Director of Digital Learning, a new digital learning role.
April 10, 2013
Petition organizers are going through a White House process to collect 100,000 signatures to encourage the federal government to support increased school broadband access.
March 21, 2013
Nearly 18 months after its conception, the nonprofit Connect to Compete organization Thursday launched its promised trio of programs aimed at an estimated 100 million Americans without home broadband Internet access, including tens of millions of students.
February 28, 2013
Teachers involved in high-level educational programs such as Advanced Placement say digital tools are essential for instruction, a new survey finds.
November 01, 2012
Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.