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Bipartisan Report Advocates Use of Data to Improve Government, Including Education

A government report put into play during the Obama administration is pushing Congress, against privacy objections, to repeal current bans that limit how federally collected education data is used while also putting in place privacy and security protections.

Where Do Students Go When They Leave Their Online Charter Schools?

Recent coverage by a television station in North Carolina examined why two virtual charter schools in the state have such seemingly high numbers of students departing.

New Mexico Schools Close in on Fiber-Fast Internet Goals

Almost two years after announcing plans to bring high-speed internet to every classroom by 2018, the governor of Next Mexico said 99 percent of the state's public schools now have access to broadband, primarily through fiber optic connections.

Senate Ed Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $68.3 Billion in Discretionary Spending

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has unanimously approved a funding bill for fiscal year 2018 that includes $68.3 billion in discretionary funding for the United States Department of Education, a $29 million increase over the previous year's budget.

International High School Students Represent Opportunity

The growth in the number of international students coming to study in the United States hasn't just slowed in higher education. The current administration's efforts to more tightly control visa issuance has also slowed growth in the count of students from outside the country attending high school.

Curriculum Needs Greater Emphasis in Education Reform

In education reform a lot of attention has been paid to learning standards and accountability systems and far less to the curriculum used in teaching. Yet it's the curriculum that may turn out to make the bigger impact. That's the proposition offered in a new report from Chiefs for Change, which has called for "curriculum reform."

Campus Suite Academy Debuts Accessibility and ADA Compliance Site for Schools

Campus Suite Academy has launched a new website with resources designed to help school and district administrators ensure their digital communications are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Report: Federally Impacted Schools Need $4.2 Billion in Construction

Federally impacted school districts are those that include nontaxable federal property, such as part of a military installation, Native American land or low-income housing.

State Testing in PA Gets a Trim

The revisions will divert test preparation and testing time back to regular classroom instruction, adding about two days, according to one estimate.

FCC Auction to Fill in Rural Broadband Gaps

The Connect America Fund Phase II auction (otherwise known as "Auction 903") will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer deliver 10 Mbps-caliber voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.

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