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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?

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 24, 2015

L.A. Schools Can't Afford Computers for All Students, Superintendent Says

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

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.

January 30, 2015

Google Fiber's Reach Growing, Moving Slowly Toward Schools

Google's super-fast Internet service known as Google Fiber is coming to four new areas, the company says. But will it be coming to a school near you?

January 24, 2015

Is 'Grit' Racist?

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

December 11, 2014

FCC Approves Major E-Rate Funding Increase on Party-Line Vote

Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

December 03, 2014

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.

December 01, 2014

E-Learning on Snow Days in Pennsylvania, Kentucky Raises Concerns

Poor Internet connectivity in rural areas and the potential loss of federal funds have some worried about new e-learning plans in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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