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Education goals in National Broadband Plan revealed

Upgrading the federal e-Rate program to provide more connectivity to schools and libraries, removing the barriers to online learning so that more students can take advantage, and unlocking the power…

Notification delay surfaces in Alabama shootings

Nearly an hour passed before University of Alabama at Huntsville officials dispatched emergency notification to students and faculty after fatal shootings allegedly committed by a professor, raising new questions about…

Official: FBI probing school webcam spying case

A Pennsylvania school district accused of secretly switching on laptop computer webcams inside students' homes is under investigation by federal authorities, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of the case told…

More Americans skeptical of higher education

An increasing percentage of Americans believe colleges and universities prioritize profit margin over educational quality, a claim educators refute as unfair, especially during the current economic downturn.…

School district sued for using webcams to spy on students

A suburban Philadelphia school district used the webcams in school-issued laptop computers to spy on students at home, potentially catching them and their families in compromising situations, a family claims…

Judge delays Google book ruling

As educators and researchers await a landmark decision with enormous implications for schools and colleges, a Manhattan judge says it will take some time to decide whether Google can legally…

Are unions blocking school reform?

In a new film called Waiting for Superman, there is a scene in which hidden-camera video shows a teacher reading a newspaper and looking at his watch while his students…

Duncan pushes back against private lenders

Responding to private lenders’ lobbying efforts against White House plans for direct federal loans, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Feb. 17 that he trusts the U.S. Senate will pass the…

Broadband access gap remains large

Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that reinforce what educators believe causes some students to fall behind.…

Tech-savvy superintendents honored in Phoenix

Snow wreaked havoc with travel plans in several U.S. states last week, but the sun was shining in Phoenix on Feb. 11 as eSchool News honored 10 superintendents who are…