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.
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April 10, 2014
March 17, 2014
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
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
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
Planning, investments, and training will be key to successfully administering online Common Core exams, a new report says.
February 18, 2014
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
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
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
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
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.