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April 10, 2014

Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.

April 10, 2014

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

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.

March 26, 2014

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Hires Former Yale President as CEO

Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.

March 25, 2014

First Lady's Visit to China School Shows Its Advanced Connectivity

The first lady visited a high school in China comparable in size to many in the United States, but with thousands of students joining via virtual instruction.

March 20, 2014

District Officials Sort Through Complicated Privacy Landscape

At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.

March 18, 2014

FCC Chair Vows to Shift E-Rate Funding to Broadband, Away From Phone, Voice Services

Federal Communications Commmission Chairman Tom Wheeler tells state education leaders that the agency needs to redirect E-rate money away from "nice-to-have" technology and into "must-have" services.

March 17, 2014

Shift E-Rate Dollars to 'Must-Have' Technologies, FCC Chairman Says

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

FCC Turns Focus to Internal School Web Connections

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.

February 26, 2014

Idaho Lawmakers Put Up Millions to Keep State Broadband Network Running

A state budget committee has agreed to pay $6.6 million to prevent a school Internet network from being shut down amid a legal dispute.

February 07, 2014

School Tech Directors Call for Bigger Staff, Faster Applications for E-Rate

The organization that represents school technology officers wants more than just better connectivity in K-12. It wants faster access to E-rate funds.

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