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Amazon’s Kindle to get audible menus, bigger font

Amazon.com Inc. will add two features to its Kindle eBook reader to make the gadget more accessible to blind and visually impaired students and other users. Key words: Amazon Kindle, assistive…

Software helps students with autism

Using software that includes both on- and off-computer activities led to significant gains in the communication and social skills of students with autism, a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)…

Pearson pilots computer-based teaching exam

As would-be educators and the schools looking to hire them continue to explore alternative routes to teacher certification, education publishing giant Pearson has announced a new pilot program that intends…

2010 e-Rate filing window opens

The 2010 filing window for the federal e-Rate program opened Dec. 3, and interconnected voice over IP (VoIP) and text messaging used for educational purposes are two services now included…

$3.5 billion available to help failing schools

The Obama administration will spend at least $3.5 billion to push local officials around the country to close failing schools and reopen them with new teachers and principals, and applications…

Ed-tech grants target remedial college courses

Social networking soon could be used to help form a virtual community of campus educators charged with creating a national certification for teachers of remedial college courses, after the Bill…

Poll finds sexting common among youth

Sexting -- the practice of sharing sexually explicit photos, videos, or chat by cell phone or on the web -- is fairly commonplace among young people, new research suggests, despite…

FTC: Violent content still marketed to kids

The video game industry is doing a better job at keeping young kids away from violent and other inappropriate content than the music and movie businesses, according to a new…

Cable industry floats broadband plan for students

As the Federal Communications Commission works to complete a national broadband plan by mid-February, the cable industry has proposed an innovative plan of its own to help close the digital…

Comcast, NBC deal to test net neutrality

Analysts say Comcast Corp. likely will have to accept substantial conditions if the cable TV provider wants to win regulatory approval for control of NBC Universal's broadcast network, cable channels,…