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Digital education in the news

Obama Pushes for Faster Internet
 
edweek.org

President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. MORE…

The $7,000 Computer Science Degree and the Future of Higher Education
 
Business.Time.com

While a new report puts the average debt load of new college grads at a stomach-churning $35,200, the Georgia Institute of Technology is rolling out an alternative program experts say offers a beacon of hope for both students and employers: A three-year master’s degree in computer science that can be earned entirely online — and that will cost less than $7,000. MORE…

Informative websites

EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit Article: Why Schools Make Bad Buying Decisions   Schools often buy the wrong things, at bad prices and for the wrong students. The result: schools will implement edtech more slowly, results will improve minimally if at all, the wrong technology will prosper and money will be diverted from more effective goods and services. We need to fix the procurement process now before it’s too late.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Tools and Resources for Educators, Policy Makers, and Parents and Communities  The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: $77 trillion additional growth through education  Better accountability, more school choice, market-based teacher compensation, and retention policies can boost achievement and generate an additional $77 trillion in growth over the next 80 years.

National Assessment of Educational Progress  The largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

Enrollment Management Trends Report from ACT. Improving college and career readiness and success for everyone .

Center for Digital Education  Original stories, analysis and perspective based on current research in education technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.