Tech Giants Announce New Funding for 1-to-1 Devices, Computer Science Education

Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships. (December 0, )

FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed 'Security Risk'

The FCC is considering a rule that would stop E-rate funds from being spent on telecommunications equipment manufactured by any foreign-based company identified as a threat. (December 0, )

Push for Higher Teacher Pay Has a New Starting Point: Facebook

Teachers have flocked to social media to organize rallies and work refusals around low pay, with the unions, for the most part, playing a supporting role. (March 29, 2018)

Virtual Reality and Children: 'We Just Don't Know That Much,' Report Finds

Parents see educational potential in VR, but they also worry about the potentially negative health effects, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media. (December 0, )

Teachers Show More Attention to White Men in Online Courses, Study Finds

Instructors in college-level online courses demonstrate gender and racial bias in their interactions with students, a new study finds. (December 0, )

Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries

K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal. (April 6, 2018)

Students' Home Internet, Computer Access: 10 Numbers to Know

Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education. (December 0, )

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Technology Counts 2017: Classroom Tech: Where Schools Stand

(June 12, 2017)

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Amazon Abandons TenMarks Classroom Products

Amazon has announced that it is ending support for TenMarks, an online instructional program in math and writing. (May 17, 2017)

Struggling to Compete in the K-12 Market, Apple Makes Big Product Announcement at a School

Apple makes its spring "new product" announcements in a Chicago high school in an effort to rebound from poor sales to K-12 schools over the past few years. (May 19, 2017)

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