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FCC Says AT&T Violated E-Rate, Overcharged Florida Schools

Telecommunications giant AT&T overcharged two Florida school districts for phone service and should have to pay about $170,000 to the U.S. government to settle the allegations, the Federal Communications ruled this week, as reported by Ars Technica. AT&T disputes the charges and will contest the decision.

Texas A&M Relaunches Math Research Camp for High School Students

After a two-year hiatus, Texas A&M University's SMaRT Camp for high school math students is back.

Carnegie Mellon Holds 12th Annual LearnLab Summer School

The Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has concluded its 12th annual LearnLab Summer School, a week-long intensive course that teaches graduate students, working professionals and researchers about CMU-developed tools that merge education, data and technology.

MasteryConnect Launches Mobile Assessment App

MasteryConnect has launched a new mobile app that will allow teachers to take advantage of its digital assessment platform as they move around the classroom.

Schools Invited to Apply for Online Engineering and Design Course Grants

A company that provides online training for engineering and design topics has opened up its school grant application process for the 2016-2017 school year.

Poll Everywhere Adds Live Surveys

Poll Everywhere has updated its clicker-free response system, also dubbed Poll Everywhere, to include live surveys.

Police Get Secure WiFi Access at 3 Iowa Schools

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has launched a program that allows the state’s law enforcement officers to park their patrol cars outside schools and access secure, high-speed WiFi Internet service.

Report: Evidence of Tech Use for Learning in Classrooms Scanty

Integrating technology into the classroom takes much more effort than handing out devices. According to a new report from an education researcher, there's little evidence that students are using digital tools for learning in classrooms.

Bill Would Simplify FAFSA Financial Aid Process

Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would simplify the FAFSA process.

Senate Bill Proposes Shot in Arm for CTE

Career and technical education could get a boost if bi-partisan legislation moves ahead.

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