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Report: Retool instruction, or U.S. will fail

Creating a 21st-century education system that prepares students, workers, and citizens to triumph in the global skills race is the central economic competitiveness issue currently facing the United States, according to a new report from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The report provides a sobering wake-up call for the nation’s civic and education leaders.

Online textbooks: Hope or hype?

Online textbooks have been touted in recent months as a way to bring relief to college students beleaguered by soaring textbook prices. Now, a study from the Student Public Interest Research Groups raises questions about whether online texts really are better than their printed counterparts–and publishers of online textbooks are firing back in turn.

Congress set to weigh in on key tech issues

Technology and telecommunications issues will be on Capitol Hill’s radar in the months ahead as lawmakers attempt to influence regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and frame the debate for next year’s Congress. Among the issues at the top of the agenda: subsidies for telephone service in underserved areas, ‘net neutrality,’ and online privacy.

Alloy Navigator makes the grade at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh provides technical support and delivery to the business and financial areas of the university through its Financial Information Systems (FIS) department. With 25 employees, FIS’s technical staff provides innovative solutions through the strategic use of people, processes, and technology for business advancement and cost savings.

Comcast sets monthly internet usage cap

The decision by Comcast–the nation’s second largest broadband-service provider (after AT&T)–to set an official limit on the amount of data that residential subscribers can download and upload each month could affect students who learn from home or live off campus, ed-tech observers say.

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