$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says

A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers. (May 14, 2015)

—Daryl Marshke/University of Michigan School of Information

School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces'

Librarians are showing growing interest in the 'maker movement' as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning. (May 12, 2015)

—University of Illinois-Chicago/University of Wisconsin

Frontiers of Digital Learning Probed by Researchers

They are examining how emerging technologies facilitate new types of hands-on learning, and how technology can provide a window into students’ thinking. (May 5, 2015)

State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy

The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals. (May 19, 2015)

We Need a National Digital-Library Endowment

As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan. (May 12, 2015)

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate Proposal

A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula. (May 19, 2015)

—Eric Risberg/AP

Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know. (May 12, 2015)

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount. (05/21 08:00 pm)
Four ed-tech companies secured big venture capital deals, while one of the largest education publishers might go public this fall. (05/21 02:11 pm)
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