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“ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. of Maryland Removes ‘Misogynistic’ Guidelines for TAs.” Via Techcrunch : “ Grasshopper , a learn-to-code app from Google ’s Area 120 incubator, goes live.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs.” Via Wired : “Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI , With China ’s Help.”

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Google announced it was cutting jobs in its Google Fiber division. And Google has put plans to expand Fiber to more cities on hold. And Google is getting into the whiteboard business. ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” The company, which makes multimedia presentation software, has raised $30.2 Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” ” I’m more interested in hearing about segregation and state laws in Mississippi than the adaptive learning software a school is using. There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. Education Politics.