The E-Rate provided billions of dollars for "category two" requests from schools and libraries. The FCC wants to know how the program is working.
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September 26, 2017
August 22, 2017
Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.
July 28, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.
July 27, 2017
Schools need to prepare K-12 students to fill the growing number of jobs that require computing skills, witnesses told members of Congress Wednesday.
June 27, 2017
A full-court press is on at ISTE 2017 to get educators to write their legislators about lagging federal funding for schools.
June 05, 2017
From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.
May 24, 2017
After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.
May 17, 2017
About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.
May 11, 2017
The federal Education Department is to advise the U.S. secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security on preparation of a report, due in 120 days.
April 26, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online information.