A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
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May 14, 2015
May 13, 2015
After reforming the E-rate program, and increasing its budget, the Federal Communications Commission said all eligible applications from schools and libraries will receive funding.
April 14, 2015
A new Education Week special report profiles school districts' efforts to bring blended learning home by increasing needy students' access to out-of-school Wi-Fi.
March 23, 2015
Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.
March 17, 2015
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.
February 26, 2015
School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.
February 05, 2015
The state of New York is implementing an initiative that would bring bring high-speed broadband access to most of the state, including to schools.
February 04, 2015
By proposing that Internet service be regulated much like public utilities are, the FCC official seeks to retain "net neutrality."
February 03, 2015
States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, "personalized learning," and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.