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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…

Blackboard unveils system for disbursing student aid

Some college students will be able to use their allotted financial aid by swiping a debit card instead of waiting for paper checks to come to their dorm rooms or…

U.S. moves closer to common standards

Math and English instruction in the United States moved a step closer to uniform—and more rigorous—standards March 10 as a revised draft of new national guidelines was released. But the…