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July 22, 2014

Library Official Talks Consequences of 'Over-Filtering' the Web, in EdWeek Q-and-A

A new report says Internet filtering in school libraries is blocking access to important educational content and undermining students from low-income households.

December 04, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity Plan

Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.

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.

October 15, 2013

Listening to Student Voices to Inform Educational Reform Efforts

Amanda Datnow notes that in order to help low-income students succeed and graduate from college at higher rates, we need to focus both on student and institutional assets and to listen to the students' voices about what supports they need to graduate from college.

June 13, 2013

Ambitious Five-Point Tech Plan Outlined by National Ed. Leaders

The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.

February 14, 2013

FCC, Federal Housing Agency Collaborate on Digital Literacy

The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are announcing a national plan to expand broadband access, particularly for children.

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.

October 30, 2012

Tablets, But No Teachers

The folks behind the One Laptop Per Child project are handing out tablets to children in Ethiopia with no instruction and no teachers.

July 26, 2012

Interviews Find Ed-Tech PD, Budget Worries About Equal

An unscientific sampling of 43 educators who attended ISTE 2012 gave their thoughts about current challenges and opportunities in educational technology.

July 17, 2012

Census Report Highlights Internet-Access Gaps

Educational attainment, race, income, and disability remain substantial predictors of access.

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