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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” Inside Higher Ed on Knewton ’s “pivot.” ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

The Politics of Education Technology

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I wrote about his education portfolio – it includes Clever, Knewton, and AltSchool – but I’ll revisit this topic when I tackle ed-tech and surveillance “personalization” in a subsequent article in this series.). In February, CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, called broadband access outside of school a “ civil right ” for students. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. ” More on this scramble to serve (profit from) low-income broadband customers in the upgrades/downgrades section below. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Politics and Policies FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete , a new non-profit initiative that brings private industry and the non-profit sector together to help expand broadband adoption and promote digital literacy. and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy.