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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics.

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” (Did you know he recorded his first mixtape at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia studio ?). Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” ” Via the Council on Foreign Relations : “The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think.” Education Politics.

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Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.