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March 23, 2015

Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.

March 17, 2015

E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.

February 26, 2015

FCC Votes 3-2 to Protect Net Neutrality, Prevent 'Fast Lanes'

School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.

February 05, 2015

N.Y. Launches Ambitious Plan to Spread Broadband Technology

The state of New York is implementing an initiative that would bring bring high-speed broadband access to most of the state, including to schools.

February 04, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Floats Proposed 'Open Internet' Rules

By proposing that Internet service be regulated much like public utilities are, the FCC official seeks to retain "net neutrality."

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Would Restore Ed-Tech Money Flow to K-12 Districts

States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, "personalized learning," and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Calls for Reviving Federal Ed-Tech Program

President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.

January 26, 2015

E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

January 16, 2015

Evaluating the Outlook for the Ed-Tech Industry in 2015

Complications around student-data-privacy, frustrations with the K-12 procurement process, and the lure of the global marketplace are some key trends to watch in 2015.

January 08, 2015

Doug Levin, Voice on Ed Tech, Leaving State Advocacy Organization

The executive director for the State Educational Technology Directors Association has announced his plans to leave that post next month.

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