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June 22, 2015

Students Deserve Take Home Tech

Despite schools with classrooms full of technology, many students don't have computers or connectivity at home. Given the opportunity to extend and personalize learning, there is simply no excuse for not providing take home tech, at least for students that don't have access at home. We've known the answer to this question for nearly 20 years, it's take home technology.

May 06, 2015

Digital Content Provider EdX Settles With DOJ After Allegations of Inaccessibility

An online learning organization has entered into a settlement agreement after a Department of Justice review concludes that the provider's digital content and website are not accessible for students with disabilities.

March 19, 2015

National Science Foundation Pushes to Make More Research Public Faster

The funding agency releases a new plan to speed up public access to research.

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.

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