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April 10, 2014

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.

March 17, 2014

Shift E-Rate Dollars to 'Must-Have' Technologies, FCC Chairman Says

Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.

March 06, 2014

FCC Turns Focus to Internal School Web Connections

A new Federal Communications Commission notice focused on using the E-rate to improve internal connections in schools has drawn criticism, including from the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union.

March 05, 2014

New Guidelines Offered for Helping Schools Create Reliable Internet Networks

An association of school technology leaders is offering guidance for how K-12 leaders can design and implement technology to improve the reliability of their connections and improve student achievement.

February 19, 2014

Groups Issue Recommendations to Prepare for Online Exams

Planning, investments, and training will be key to successfully administering online Common Core exams, a new report says.

February 18, 2014

Districts Turning to Mobile Hotspots to Bring Connectivity to Students' Homes

Districts in Green Bay, Wisc., Forsyth County, Ga., and elsewhere are sending mobile hotspot technology home with students to help those who lack reliable Internet connections away from school.

February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

February 05, 2014

Corporations Promise to Offer Devices, Discounts as Part of Obama School Technology Plan

Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.

February 04, 2014

Telecom, Tech Companies Enlisted in Plan to Expand Schools' Tech Access

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

February 03, 2014

FCC to Boost Broadband Funding for K-12, Libraries

A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.

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