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May 14, 2015

$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says

A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.

April 29, 2015

Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.

March 23, 2015

Idaho Broadband Fiasco Leads to State Official's Resignation

In the wake of a judge's ruling that voided the state's contract with broadband providers, Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna resigns.

March 17, 2015

E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.

March 13, 2015

Careful Planning, Broad Outreach Seen as Sound Ed-Tech Strategies for Schools

A new white paper from Center for Promise explores the experiences of several districts implementing educational technology, and the lessons that can be applied to other K-12 systems.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

February 13, 2015

Idaho Schools' Connectivity in Limbo After Judge Voids State Broadband Contract

A judge Wednesday reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Calls for Reviving Federal Ed-Tech Program

President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.

January 30, 2015

Google Fiber's Reach Growing, Moving Slowly Toward Schools

Google's super-fast Internet service known as Google Fiber is coming to four new areas, the company says. But will it be coming to a school near you?

January 26, 2015

E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

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