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July 03, 2014

The Detroit Free Press's Crude, Unhelpful Slam on Charter Schooling

Last week, the Detroit Free Press took a long, hard look at charter schooling in Michigan. Hard-nosed education reporting is always welcome. But let me try to respond to the key "findings" pithily and directly.

June 29, 2014

Illinois Project Uses Digital Media to Connect Students and WW II Veterans

Students have produced more than 300 video documentaries about veterans and survivors of World War II as part of a digital media program highlighted at ISTE 2014.

May 12, 2014

More Research on Digital Reading Needed, Group Contends

Research points to worrisome trends in children's reading habits and abilities, but more study of the role of technology is needed, says a new report.

February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

January 27, 2014

Educational Quality of Children's Media Declines With Age, Parents Report

A new national survey of parents finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward older children.

January 17, 2014

Lockdowns Are Making News and Newsmakers are Provoking Lockdowns

As school lockdowns become more common, how should schools discuss them with students? Plus, a Missouri reporter causes a lockdown while investigating school security measures.

December 19, 2013

Comcast, Khan Academy Partner to Increase Web Connectivity

The cable and Internet provider Comcast will partner with Khan Academy, a major source of open resources, in an attempt to boost needy students' access to the Internet and online learning resources.

December 12, 2013

Media Restraint on Newtown Anniversary?

As the anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., approaches, there are signs that the news media is showing some uncharacteristic self-restraint.

December 04, 2013

As Newtown Anniversary Approaches, 911 Call Recordings Released

Lawyers for Newtown, Conn., released recordings of 911 calls from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The release resulted in media ethics discussions and reviews of police response to the massacre.

November 27, 2013

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.

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