Schools need help from the federal government to prepare millions of U.S. students for remote learning this fall and beyond.
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April 30, 2020
April 21, 2020
Districts are scrambling to purchase new equipment and help families connect to the internet, all while waiting on policy changes for broader relief.
April 01, 2020
The FCC said in a statement that the "unprecedented circumstances" brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak merited the deadline extensions.
March 20, 2020
The Federal Communications Commission is engaging Congress to expand funding for in-home connectivity and devices for teachers and students grappling with the coronavirus crisis.
June 14, 2019
Fans of the E-rate worry that rapid progress could be threatened by a Republican-backed effort to place new restrictions on the amount of money the E-rate program can dole out to help schools and libraries improve connectivity.
May 15, 2019
Evan Marwell, the founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, spells out why school internet connectivity is "mission accomplished," what still needs to be done in education technology, and how to push big changes in K-12.
February 20, 2019
More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program's cumbersome bureaucracy.
January 08, 2019
Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.
April 17, 2018
Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.
April 04, 2018
Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.