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October 13, 2016

Telecom Sprint Launches Campaign to Close 'Homework Gap'

The wireless provider pledges to bring connectivity to 1 million impoverished students, by offering them free smartphones, tablets, laptops, and "hotspot" devices.

September 15, 2016

E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing

School and library requests for federal support for many high-speed Internet connections more than doubled since 2015, according to a new analysis by Funds for Learning.

September 08, 2016

Schools Should Widen Bandwidth Capacity, State Ed Tech Directors Say

State and federal officials convened on Capitol Hill for the release of SETDA's latest report that calls for more robust broadband connections to schools and a bridging of the homework gap.

June 14, 2016

Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Appellate Court

The powerful D.C. circuit court gave the Federal Communications Commission a major win by sustaining controversial 2015 rules that protect an "open" internet.

May 13, 2016

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

March 18, 2016

'Homework Gap' and Lifeline Vote: Q&A With FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

New subsidies for home-broadband access and more public Wi-Fi are among the strategies Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants to see the FCC adopt.

February 18, 2016

CoSN Calls Broadband Access Outside School a 'Civil Right' for Students

The Consortium for School Networking issued a report intended to help districts gather information about off-school connectivity and then provide solutions for students lacking access.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

January 21, 2016

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

December 01, 2015

Facebook CEO, Spouse Pledge Enormous Gift to Education, Health, Communities

"Personalized learning" is a big focus of a pledge by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $44 billion, to education and other causes.

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