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Protecting Student Privacy Act Sets Limits on Use of School Data

Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.

Fairfax County Schools Earns CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award

Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has been awarded a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award from the Air Force Association.

$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas

As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.

EducationSuperHighway CEO Discusses the Impact of the FCC Vote on Broadband Funding

Evan Marwell shares his opinions on how the recent E-rate vote will affect broadband subsidies in American schools — and tells how educators can continue to push the FCC to raise the E-rate funding cap.

FCC Vote Approves $1 Billion for Broadband, Defers Discussion of Raising Funding Cap

In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.

AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Pennsylvania STEM Programs

In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.

ISTE Petition Pressures FCC to Increase Broadband Funding in Upcoming Vote

A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.

E-rate Survey: Funding Increase Deemed Critical

An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.

Researchers To Study How School Leaders Use Data To Inform Decisions

The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.

Kajeet 4G Hotspots for Education Title I Eligible

Kajeet reported that its 4G access points, designed to provide underprivileged students with access to the Internet at home, are now available for Title I funding. The company also released a Title I funding resource in conjunction with the Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association.

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