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Increased access to online learning, particularly at the district level, has states working to help school systems improve the delivery and quality of online courses.


While only six states earned an A or B on the ed-tech advocacy group's report card, 152 laws were passed in 2012 to support digital learning.


Nearly 18 months after its conception, the nonprofit Connect to Compete organization Thursday launched its promised trio of programs aimed at an estimated 100 million Americans without home broadband Internet access, including tens of millions of students.


Experts on a Brookings Institution panel discussion today agreed that using technology to improve schools requires a systemic change.


Two education organizations are staging a massive open online course for educators, or MOOC, to train K-12 administrators how to use technology to improve schools.


A pair of bills signed into law by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory would set new goals for the state's adoption of digital technology.


The U.S. House of Representatives seeks to recognize student programmers through the "Congressional App Challenge."


The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has described $20 million worth of blended learning projects it has supported over the past year.


Several Pennsylvania students were suspended for a what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake, prompting condemnation from civil rights groups.


Twenty-five percent of teens access the Internet primarily through cellphones, while fewer adults choose that route online, a nationwide survey shows.


But school technology leaders don't expect much more funding to flow to technology over the next year, a new survey shows.


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium hopes to use data from a pilot test to conduct research and prepare for the implementation of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-2015.


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tells attendees at the South by Southwest education conference that his foundation will soon launch an effort called Graphite to help educators judge the usefulness of technology tools.


Amplify, the education division of News Corp., unveils a tablet device with a pre-loaded curriculum and an open platform.


K12 Inc., a major for-profit provider of online education, has settled a class-action securities lawsuit and had parts of it dismissed, pending a federal court's approval.


The National PTA, a five-million-member organization, is partnering with Amazon Kindle to promote literacy in early grades.


An analysis commissioned by a state education technology association seeks to give schools more precise information on the speed of their current broadband connections.


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