Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.
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Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today.
December 03, 2014
LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.
December 01, 2014
Poor Internet connectivity in rural areas and the potential loss of federal funds have some worried about new e-learning plans in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
October 07, 2014
A "Dear Colleague" letter released recently by the Department of Education urges states, districts and schools to proactively evaluate how they distribute resources, including educational technology.
October 02, 2014
A 2010 survey by Scholastic offered hints into the worries about online and digital reading now being raised by researchers.
September 30, 2014
University of Connecticut researchers say a new study points to significant income-based gaps in how students read and comprehend material on the Internet.
September 02, 2014
Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy fired back at critics questioning the integrity of the process behind a $30 million contract with Apple and Pearson.
September 02, 2014
A 1989 report on schools' technology planning featured some long-forgotten devices and terminology, but many familiar concerns.
August 25, 2014
David Wiley, a supporter of open-educational resources, argues that the free materials easily top commercial resources when judged by "learning outcomes per dollar."