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Pact could spell life for college internet radio

A landmark agreement reached July 7 will halt a potentially harmful increase in copyright royalty rates for internet radio broadcasters, but college radio stations will continue to negotiate rates that…

New GI Bill brings students, challenges

With the GI Bill now covering full tuition and more, the number of veterans attending college this fall is expected to jump 30 percent from last year, to nearly half…

NCTI funds research on assistive technologies

A handful of research projects now under way will gauge the effectiveness of new learning and assistive technologies for students with disabilities, such as a non-visual web browser and spell-check…

ED to fund unified student data systems

Backed by a strong and unprecedented federal investment in education, the Obama administration has identified multiple objectives intended to help revamp the nation's education system--and a persistent use of student…

Cell phones used to deliver course content

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says schools and colleges should deliver course content to the cell phones that students use to talk and text every day. Some campus officials are…

Cyber-bullying conviction could be tossed

A federal judge on July 2 tentatively threw out the convictions of a Missouri mother for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor girl who ended…

Editorial: Philadelphia story

Transparency is a popular word these days. It's on the tongue of every oleaginous politician and beleaguered corporate chieftain. But as for actual instances of transparency--in business, government, the news…

Pa., Maine faced with ed-tech budget woes

Two states are taking very different approaches when it comes to managing spending cuts and sustaining education technology budgets. In Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell has proposed cutting his signature…

Feds announce guidelines for rural broadband funding

Vice President Joe Biden on July 1 outlined a $4.7 billion loan and grant program to develop the infrastructure needed to deliver broadband, or high-speed, internet access to areas that…

Study: Students want more online learning

Despite a growing interest in online learning among students, the availability of online classes in K-12 schools and districts hasn't kept pace with the demand, according to a new report…