The Slowest Internet in Mississippi: Rural Schools Still Struggle to Get Connected

Rural schools are often charged outrageous rates for lousy Internet service. Can billions of federal dollars and a menu of market-based reforms fix the problem? (November 18, 2015)


'They Rake Us Over the Coals': Rural Schools, Telecoms Battle Over Internet Prices

In rural and remote parts of the country, harsh geography and a lack of competition among telecoms lead to astronomical bills for many districts desperate to get their students online. (November 18, 2015)

'Washington Gave Us Leverage': E-rate Reforms Bring Hope to Rural Schools

The federal effort to bring affordable high-speed Internet to all schools is already making a big difference in rural America, including one of the most disconnected districts in Mississippi. (November 18, 2015)

Media Usage Highest Among Poor, Minority Youth, Report Finds

Common Sense Media released a report describing high levels of media usage by today's youth. (September 17, 2015)

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests. (September 17, 2015)

FBI Online Game Aims to Combat Youth Extremism

The bureau's online game, titled "Don't Be a Puppet," is intended to counter recruitment of youths to radical extremist groups via the Internet. (December 0, )

Using 'Madden' Football Video Game to Teach Math and Science

EA Sports, Discovery Education, and the NFL Players Association have teamed up on an educational version of the popular video game. (September 17, 2015)

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

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