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Lawmakers Tout New Legislation to Make Community College Free for Eligible Students

The soon-to-be-introduced America’s College Promise Act of 2015 would make two years of community college free for eligible students, and provide what proponents are calling an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.

How Do We Make School Network Infrastructure Affordable?

As districts adopt 1-to-1 or BYOD, they need to adapt new ways of financing and maintaining their networks.

Federal Ed Tech Leaders Update Districts on Connectivity Initiatives

In a panel discussion at the ISTE conference, the Department of Education's Richard Culatta and his colleagues touted new E-rate funding, the ConnectED and Future Ready initiatives, and a new National Educational Technology Plan.

Ohio Renounces PARCC

Ohio has become the latest state to bail out of PARCC, one of the two major state consortia focused on developing Common Core assessments. That leaves just 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, as participants.

7 More Chicago Schools Receive 'Breakthrough Schools' Funding

Sixteen schools in Chicago join a list of six others that have already received grants to make them "Breakthrough Schools," institutions that may be overhauled over the next couple of years to transform them into schools that prepare students to succeed with 21st century skills.

GradNation Initiative Will Pay for Ideas To Boost High School Graduation Rates

A partnership between America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson will award three $200,000 grants to statewide organizations with proposals to help boost the U.S. high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.

Atlanta School for Students with Autism Goes 1:1

The Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta-based school for students with autism, has gone public with its deployment of a one-to-one computing initiative.

Education Groups Demand Vote on Federal Education Overhaul Bill

Ten major education organizations have banded together to demand a vote on legislation reauthorizing and modifying the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

U Colorado Boulder To Tackle STEM Ed with Infographics

A group of local teachers will visit University of Colorado Boulder to learn how to use infographics in their classrooms as part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing STEM literacy.

Harvard, Penn State Partner To Improve Spatial Thinking in Middle School Students

Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.

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