A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.
More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition designed to support Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.
As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.
Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."
Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.
A new analysis of America's schools shows that it will cost $800 million per year to bring high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the student population, one of the goals of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.
Spurred on by the President's ConnectED initiative, the FCC is moving to prioritize WiFi over outdated technology, and there's still time for districts to speak up about what they need.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
Can formal education remain relevant in the long term? That's one of six critical challenges facing schools identified in a new report examining the impact of technology on education.