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Federal officials address ed-tech concerns

Before an audience of chief technology officers from across the country, Karen Cator, director of education technology for the U.S. Department of Education, and Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra…

Race to the Top finalists announced

The U.S. Department of Education has named 16 finalists in the first round of its Race to the Top competition, which will deliver $4.35 billion in school reform grants. …

UCLA resumes streaming video after legal complaint

In the latest development in a dispute with broad implications for colleges nationwide, UCLA says it will continue to stream online instructional videos to students. The move comes after a…

Teachers share their views on how to improve education

In one of the largest national surveys of public school teachers, thousands of educators agreed that today’s students aren’t college-ready when they graduate from high school. Teachers' suggestions for solving…

Botnets continue to threaten campus networks

Web security experts say university IT officials should stop using students’ Social Security numbers as identifications, because about 5,900 known botnets have stolen valuable information from computers in many sectors,…

National ed-tech plan coming next week

The latest national blueprint for how schools can leverage technology’s power to transform teaching and learning is coming next week, said Karen Cator, director of the Office of Education Technology…

Technology makes student aid more accessible

Over the past decade and a half, the internet has made it easier for families to learn about, find, and apply for college scholarships, government grants, and other types of…

University library sees demand for Kindles soar

For students looking to temper sober textbook readings with a literary escape into the world of vampires and zombies, Oregon State University is loaning out Amazon Kindle electronic readers stocked…

Plan to stem dropout rate stirs controversy

The Obama administration is offering a $900 million carrot to the nation’s school systems to tackle what many view as an abysmal dropout rate that threatens America’s ability to compete…

Site asks social networkers to rethink revelations

As more people reveal their whereabouts on social networks, a new site has sprung up to remind students and others that letting everyone know where you are -- and, by…