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February 8, 2012
By Joy Pullmann
Days before the Obama administration pushed for connecting every child to an e-textbook by 2017, Utah officials announced plans to release statewide open-source, digital textbooks this coming fall.
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Education
January 19, 2012
By Joy Pullmann
In its first product announcement directly tied to education, Apple Inc. unveiled a free digital textbook and e-book platform, iBooks Author, similar to its GarageBand and iTunes software for music.
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Education
January 12, 2012
By Joy Pullmann
Two million K-12 students in the United States are enrolled in online classes this year, and full-time virtual enrollment has increased 40 percent in the past three years.
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Education
May 9, 2010
By Phil Britt
As employers increasingly seek candidates who can navigate, critically evaluate, and make sense of the wealth of information available through digital media, the Educational Testing Service, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test to college-bound
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May 10, 2010
By Jim Lakely
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) saw a tax on music and movie downloads as a great way to help plug a huge hole in the state budget—for one day. He quickly backed off the proposal after getting blowback from state legislators.
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InfoTech & Telecom
August 8, 2011
By Joy Pullmann
Online K-12 education is growing rapidly as lawmakers authorize state-run or -approved virtual education options such as single classes from myriad operators and entire virtual schools.
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Education
July 1, 2011
By Diana Moore
Fifteen years ago innovators recognized the crisis of America’s failing public education system and began leveraging emerging technology to provide a new, results-based alternative to traditional public schooling.
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Education
April 27, 2011
By Joel Mathis
American schools may be on the verge of a revolution in which “smartphones” such as the Apple iPhone largely replace textbooks and other materials on the classroom.
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February 24, 2011
By Ben DeGrow
Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction says he wants to put his state on the map with a comprehensive series of school reform proposals.Superintendent Tom Luna has a three-pronged plan to bring major changes to Idaho schools.
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December 22, 2010
By Joel Mathis
Post-secondary students who take online “distance learning” classes outperform their peers who work face-to-face with teachers in a physical classroom, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.
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September 21, 2011
By Jim Waters
Digital learning offers great potential for addressing two of Kentucky’s most pressing education needs: high costs and dropout rates, according to a new Bluegrass Institute report.
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September 8, 2011
By Jim Waters
Digital learning offers great potential for addressing two of Kentucky’s greatest education needs: high costs and dropout rates, says a new Bluegrass Institute report.
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December 31, 2013
By John Watson, Amy Murin, Lauren Varshaw, Butch Gemin, and Chris Rapp
Keeping Pace releases a review of online and blended learning programs throughout all fifty states each year. In 2013, its tenth annual review found that digital learning has increased, but it is still largely determined by a student’s zip code.
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Government & Politics
Education
February 13, 2012
By Joy Pullmann
The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017. Several states, including California and Utah, already have made their way towards that goal.
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Education
January 6, 2012
By Abigail Wood
Teachers in Coon Rapids, Minnesota had all but disposed of their school district’s statistics textbook, constantly replacing its outdated information with their own notes and homework problems.
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Education
September 1, 2007
By Jim Waters
Virtual learning just makes sense, says Robb Streeter, principal of South Carolina's Cross High School. "We shop online, bank online, do everything else online, so why not go to school online?" Streeter said.
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Education
June 1, 2002
By Joseph Bast
A pending merger between the nation’s two largest digital satellite television service providers could be a major advance for distance learning and homeschooling.
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Education
March 4, 2013
By Felicia M. Sullivan
With support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE has released a working paper that explores digital badges and alternative assessments for civic skills, knowledge, and dispositions.
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Education
May 11, 2021
By Larry Sand
Despite the reopening happy talk, more than half of all California’s k-12 students remain in distance learning.
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Education
Government & Politics
October 14, 2019
By Billy Aouste
The China-symp appeasers at Google and the NBA have much to learn from these honorable players.
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Government & Politics
 

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