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June 30, 2015

Ed-Tech Lessons from 'The Simpsons'

In a recently aired episode, classic animated comedy The Simpsons parodied failed 1-to-1 student-computing initiatives in hilarious fashion.

June 29, 2015

Ed-Tech Expansion Slowly Takes Shape in Rural District

School leaders from a 3,500-student district described their cautious and at times difficult move to expand Web connectivity and the use of digital devices.

June 28, 2015

Maker Spaces: What Can They Do for ELL Students?

Makers spaces are a growing trend around innovative schools across the country, and they have benefits for ELL students that teachers may not even think about.

June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

June 18, 2015

FCC Moves to Add Broadband to 'Lifeline' Program for Needy Households, Students

The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.

May 28, 2015

Will Changes to Federal 'Lifeline' Program Boost Students' Home Internet Access?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.

May 14, 2015

$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says

A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.

April 17, 2015

U.S. Students Awful at Evaluating Reliability of Online Science Readings

Fewer than 4 percent of students in a new study displayed the skills to effectively evaluate the reliability and credibility of online science information.

April 07, 2015

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by U.S. Department of Education

Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday.

March 23, 2015

Ed Tech in Elite Private Schools: A Look Ahead

An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?

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