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September 09, 2013

Students All Need Internet Access At Home As Well As At School, Don't They?

The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.

November 06, 2012

Vote for Somebody: Merging Tech & Citizenship

The most recent example of putting this mission into practice is "Vote for Somebody," a song by the fourth grade class at Harlem Prep Elementary. Built from the melody of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song "Call Me Maybe" the song is a reminder to the country that our democratic process matters. "Vote for Somebody" has become a viral sensation gathering 300,000 hits on You Tube. What you see on the video is joy on the scholars' faces, that asking people to take the issues of tomorrow's election seriously can also be fun.

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