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August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

March 11, 2014

Technology Needed in Early Years to Close Digital Divide, Report States

Educators and policymakers must prioritize the use of technology in early-childhood education programs to help close the digital divide, new study says.

November 05, 2013

White House Adviser: Tech Connectivity a "Tipping Point" in Ed. Equity

Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.

July 02, 2013

New Effort Will Study Digital Media Use By Hispanic and Latino Families

The National Center for Family Literacy and Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announced the formation of the Aprendiendo Juntos Council.

June 20, 2013

Miami-Dade Approves $63 Million Plan to Give All Students Digital Devices

The Miami-Dade school system aims to lease 150,000 laptops or tablets for students, part of a major technology upgrade.

June 19, 2013

Report Questions States' Return on Ed. Tech. Investment

States have failed to examine whether spending on educational technology is worth the cost, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

June 10, 2013

Aspen Institute to Look at Online Learning

The Aspen Institute has convened a task force to study how children learn online and how to improve online education while safeguarding student privacy.

May 31, 2013

Summit Focuses on Blending of Technology, the Arts

Attendees at a conference on "reimagining education," emphasized blending the use of technology with other subjects, including the arts.

November 30, 2012

Middle Schoolers Turning On Smartphones for Homework

Despite the growing popularity of smartphones among middle school students, survey results suggest there are limited opportunities to use the devices in classrooms.

November 07, 2012

Schools Bridge Digital Divide with Parents

Schools looking for ways to connect with parents using technology must sometimes teach parents how to make digital connections.

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