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Net neutrality gains FCC approval
Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

Net neutrality gains FCC approval

In a momentous decision for the future of the open internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26 approved net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic and ensure internet…

LightSail announces free digital ebook library

K-12 literacy solution provider LightSail will offer a free Starter Library for all customers. The Starter Library includes 200 texts spanning elementary, middle, and high school reading levels, and will…

School implements standing desks to boost student engagement

As educators turn their attention to how physical learning environments can influence student learning, more companies are responding to the demand for flexible and innovative classroom furniture. Ergotron, Inc. placed LearnFit…

Schools, STEAM professionals interact online

Schools in Porterville Unified, Long Beach Unified, and Oakland Unified school districts in the Linked Learning Alliance are receiving full access to Nepris— a cloud-based platform connecting science, technology, engineering,…

School officials sweat as online testing looms next week

Many Florida superintendents fear their schools won't be able to manage all the new computer-based testing set to begin next week. Required by the state to certify their schools' "readiness" for…

5 gorgeous apps to help you learn about space

STEM learning seems to be a national priority today, with calls for more computer science, engineering, and coding opportunities for students of all ages. In fact, using students' interests to engage…

How can games support classroom practice?

A new study reveals that scoring systems and player progress dashboards are among common game traits that can help educators more effectively track student learning, but game design must improve…

LAUSD backs off one-to-one iPad goal

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said that the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal of his predecessor’s ill-fated…

Eighth-graders develop app to help dyslexic readers

A group of Plano, Texas middle schoolers wants to help those with the reading disability by developing a mobile app that will allow users to customize text to their specific…

$5 million in grants to support blended learning program

To recognize outstanding blended learning models, Triumph Learning, producer of K-12 curriculum and interactive digital tools, has introduced a grant program to award up to $5 million to school districts…

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