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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 16, 2014

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

By Elise Hu

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(Duration: 1:49)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler.

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission's commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some extra time — the deadline for public commenting is now Friday at midnight.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014

Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

More on Illinois Public Media's coverage of mental health issues in central Illinois.

By Maanvi Singh

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(Duration: 4:30)

Lauren Kay has never met her therapist in person. The 24-year-old entrepreneur found it difficult to take time off work for appointments.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

By Eric Westervelt

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(Duration: 7:15)

Practice time for the PS 177 band.

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.

Categories: Education, Music, Technology


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