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Technology adds to students’ math comprehension

Recent studies from two different continents point to the value of education technology in helping students grasp important yet abstract math concepts—and in both studies, animations that allow students to…

Leadership in focus at annual AASA conference

Educational leadership was the focus of the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education in Phoenix last month.…

National Broadband Plan focuses on e-Rate, online learning

More students should have access to online learning, and the federal e-Rate program should be more widely deployed and should embrace and encourage innovation, according to the National Broadband Plan.…

Digital access, collaboration a must for students

In a national survey that reveals K-12 students' use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate…

Universities hope to top Google’s high-speed list

As cities and towns vie for the opportunity to be chosen for Google Inc.’s pilot of an experimental, ultra-fast internet network, some colleges and universities have thrown their support behind…

Obama offers blueprint for rewriting NCLB

President Barack Obama on March 13 unveiled a plan to overhaul the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law championed by President George W. Bush. …

FCC announces Children’s Agenda for broadband

Digital access, literacy, citizenship, and safety are the four key areas of focus in the Federal Communications Commission's plan to bring broadband access to all children.…

Groups make renewed push for student loan reform

Higher education and K-12 activist groups have stepped up their support in recent days for President Obama’s student lending reform legislation, which has stalled in the U.S. Senate while high-ranking…

Colleges embrace MP4 technology for delivering instruction

Four universities are giving students the chance to complete certificate and degree programs by downloading class material to mobile devices like iPhones and iPods in a distance-learning initiative that could…

Critics: Obama’s ed policies no better than Bush’s

When it comes to education policy, President Obama is repeating the most grievous errors of his predecessor, charge a trio of venerable education policy analysts, including one—Diane Ravitch—best known for…