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School sending Internet home with the students
Paper, pencils and textbooks won’t cut it anymore. Bloomington District 87 offers home Internet access to low-income students.
Technology to Close Distance Between Foster Children, Therapists in Rural Kansas
Nearly 550 foster families will receive iPads equipped with a video conferencing system that allows children to talk with counselors in a private chat room.
Social Media Plays Key Role in Education Policy Debate
A new coalition is coming together on Twitter that is competing to influence politics that influence policy -- and this coalition is gaining the ears of policy makers.
Is Social Media the Key to Effective Communication During Campus Emergencies?
Study finds that social media lets campus authorities instantly reach a large percentage of students, who are more likely to comply with emergency notifications received in that manner.
Report: Distance Education Is Here to Stay
A new survey shows that while not all higher education faculty like distance learning, it has become entrenched and is part of education throughout the nation.
Super Bowl ad Promotes Need for Broadband
Estella's Brilliant Bus brings technology to children in need
3 Ways Schools Can Stretch Their Technology Dollars
New York City schools take a look at staffing, the type of equipment they purchase and ways to extend the life of technology.
Chicago Educators Welcome Proposal to Protect Students' Digital Privacy
Some technology requires teachers or students to enter all sorts of data, thus raising the question educators had not faced before: Will information a teacher or child shares stay available in…
CES 2015: Robots Can Teach a Kindergartner to Code
The robots, Dash and Dot, are designed for kids ages 5 to 12 to work in conjunction with an app to teach the "fundamental ideas of programming."
FCC Commissioner to Tech Industry: It’s Time to Reinvent Textbooks, Teaching
After increasing spending by $1.5 billion on Internet broadband projects for schools FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel asks the tech industry to innovate for education.
School Buses add WiFi to Bring Internet to Homes of Poor Students
Equally as important to school connectivity, students need to be connected at home
Ohio Adds Schools to its First Responder Communication System
The system's special school radios include an orange emergency button that, when pressed, connects schools with a local dispatcher. The dispatcher hears what's happening and pages law enforcement and…
Wired/Unwired: Madison's Digital Divide is an Issue of Both Access and Skills
Multiple barries to adoption increase the digital divide across the United States
Organizations Call on FCC to Modernize and Expand Federal E-Rate Program
Alliance for Excellent Education and LEAD Commission Release Analysis Finding Racial, Income, and Rural Inequities in Students’ Access to High-Speed Internet Service
Shooter Detection Systems: Coming to a School Near You?
The new active shooter detection is system designed to provide real-time information on the location of shots fired inside a building, and cut critical minutes off police response times.
Will Education Ever Keep Up with Technology?
People are both driving technological changes and needing more help because of these changes, and according to one panelist at a recent Georgia event, teachers will never catch up; they should become…
Digital divide exacerbates US inequality
About 67 per cent of households in rural areas have broadband internet service, compared to 75 per cent of urban households.
Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology
Elmo and friends tackle digital literacy.
Days from 114th birthday, MN woman gets tech savvy
You're never too old for technology!
Arizona State University, Starbucks Partner for Online Higher Education
Colleges can't continue doing the same thing they have been for years if they want to help more students graduate. And one university is thinking outside the box.
The Top 10 IT Issues in Higher Ed for 2015
University technology leaders sound off on the issues they will face next year -- issues that highlight three major trends.
Digital Media & Learning- The Trust Challenge Competition
The Digital Media & Learning Trust Competition is offering $1.2M in awards to projects that address issues of trust in connected learning environments.
Kids Need to Learn Digital Literacy-- Not How to Code
Using technology is about way more than code.
Best Buy Foundation Accepting Applications for National Youth Technology Program
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Wi-Fi In The Classroom Has To Be A National Priority
High-speed Internet access has become akin to electricity and phone service in businesses, government agencies, hospitals, universities and a growing array of other places where we live and work.

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