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July 21, 2014

OpenEd Raises $2M to Build More Free Education Apps

OpenEd, a free catalog of more than a million Web-based resources for the common core, raised $2 million in its first round of venture-capital funding.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

June 13, 2014

Revised Trade Sanctions Mean Access to U.S.-Based MOOCs for Iranian Students

Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the United States' authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

June 12, 2014

Diplomacy Through MOOCs? Iran Regains Access to U.S.-Based Courses

Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.

June 11, 2014

Report Calls For Clarity on Ownership of Teachers' Digital Content

To promote innovation, states and districts need clear policies on how teacher-created digital lessons are copyrighted and licensed, according to a new report.

April 15, 2014

Ed-Tech Business Plans Compete for Prizes, Opportunity

Twelve ed-tech business plans originating from California to Tanzania will be showcased in a competition next month.

March 26, 2014

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Hires Former Yale President as CEO

Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.

March 22, 2014

For Common Core, Khan Academy Goes High-Tech

Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

February 19, 2014

FCC Promises Rules Meant to Protect Open Internet for Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission vowed Wednesday to put forward rules to protect "net neutrality, though the commmision's two Republican members panned the proposal.

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