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April 10, 2014

Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

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.

February 11, 2014

Could a Cybercivility Task Force Tackle Tacky Selfies?

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

Supreme Court Declines to Enter Internet Sales Tax Battle

In a case with implications for state spending on education, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals by and Overstock. com over Internet sales taxes.

July 25, 2013

Can the Internet Help End Censorship?

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, Generational Power, and the Challenge of Change

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

FCC Appoints Director of Digital Learning

The FCC announced the appointment of Michael Steffen as Director of Digital Learning, a new digital learning role.

April 10, 2013

Ed-Tech Advocates Petition White House to Support Broadband Expansion

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

Home Broadband Effort Will Extend Internet Access to Millions More Americans

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 Report 'Major Impact' of Internet on Learning

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

Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.

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