The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.
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June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015
The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.
June 17, 2015
A nationally recognized collaboration in Pittsburgh has created a guide for other cities to build cross-sector networks to support hands-on and digital learning.
June 03, 2015
The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.
May 28, 2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.
May 15, 2015
A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.
May 06, 2015
An online learning organization has entered into a settlement agreement after a Department of Justice review concludes that the provider's digital content and website are not accessible for students with disabilities.
May 05, 2015
Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Tammy Baldwin support the inclusion of an amendment to the ESEA that would encourage the use of "open educational resources."
May 01, 2015
Future of Privacy Forum released a new guide to help parents better understand current student-data-privacy laws and their rights when it comes to their child's education information.
April 30, 2015
President Obama announced new ConnectED initiatives to provide $250 million in free e-books to students and meant to give all students in 30 communities a library card.