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Cracks in school innovation fund might present problems

Just days before the U.S. Department of Education released applications for the $650 million Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund on March 8, education technology researchers and developers expressed some concerns…

Nation’s ed-tech chief reacts to budget concerns

Karen Cator, director of education technology for the U.S. Department of Education, has heard the concerns from ed-tech groups about President Obama’s 2011 budget proposal, which would fold the largest…

Feds release new national ed-tech plan

The new National Education Technology Plan, released March 5, sets an ambitious agenda for using technology to transform teaching and learning, ed-tech advocates say--and a call to action that is…

Duncan to publishers: Create engaging digital content

The federal government’s investment in education technology is an opportunity for the publishing industry, which must respond by creating more engaging content that is relevant for today’s tech-savvy students, said…

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…