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December 11, 2013

Switch from Mac to Chromebook Puts Acclaimed Philly High School at Center of Ed-Tech Debates

Science Leadership Academy Principal Christopher Lehmann argues that new Chromebooks are a cost-effective solution to going 1-to-1 and supporting project-based learning.

September 09, 2013

Students All Need Internet Access At Home As Well As At School, Don't They?

The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.

June 10, 2013

Which Tech Devices Do Students Value for Different Academic Demands?

A nationwide survey reveals that students have different views of the usefulness of laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, depending on the task at hand.

November 19, 2012

Idaho Board Follows Voters in Rejecting Laptop Initiative

The decision comes two weeks after the school reform measure was nixed by voters on Election Day.

October 16, 2012

Florida to Become Statewide BYOD Model?

More than a decade after Maine launched the first-ever statewide 1-to-1 laptop program, Florida is considering a proposal to put a digital device in the hands of every student.

August 20, 2012

Survey: Friendly Attitudes Toward Cell Phones, Other Devices in Schools

Nearly 3 in 4 respondents were against an outright ban on cellphones in schools, and most preferred allowing students to use laptops and tablets in schools by the time they reach high school.

July 09, 2012

High School Students Want More Tech, Fewer Lectures

But to move away from a traditional lecture model, teachers say they need to overcome dwindling budgets.

May 11, 2012

An Up-Close Look at South American Laptop Programs

A delegation from the Consortium for School Networking traveled last November to visit programs in Argentina and Uruguay.

May 08, 2012

Idaho Education Chief Defends Reforms

Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna says technology-driven reforms are not replacing teachers.

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