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Schools and Libraries Still Living in Dial-Up Age

Schools and Libraries Still Living in Dial-Up Age

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Brad Parbs Remember the agony of waiting for a Web site to load, before broadband was widely available? According to a recent survey, a lot of American schools and libraries are still living in that era. Only 35% of public libraries have broadband speeds between 1.5 Mbps and 10 Mbps (a rather broad range); 34.7% […]

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Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids?

Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids?

| April 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

If Project K-Nect is proof that at-risk kids benefit from access to smart phones (many of them, the founder Shawn Gross says, have gone on to take Advanced Placement math classes), what happens to those who don’t have smart phones? A reader asks: My question for the group discussion is that because many of my […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Audrey Watters March 8 – 10 marked the inaugural SXSWedu, an education technology conference held in Austin, Texas right before the main South by Southwest event that includes one of the most popular technology conferences in the world. SXSWedu was sponsored by SXSW and TEA, the Texas Education Agency and featured three days of […]

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