The E-Rate program has been helping U.S. schools and libraries connect to the internet since 1997. The largest federal education technology program, E-Rate was authorized under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and is overseen…
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There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this:
" "And then you got Mary Wegner, superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, School District. Where's Mary?" " Obama said. " "She came a long…
The Senate has approved a fiscal year 2015 appropriations omnibus bill that funds all federal programs through the end of the fiscal year, except for the Department of Homeland Security. The House has already approved this bill, and the president is expected to sign it soon. The bill provides…
" "There will never be a day when technology replaces teachers, but there will be a day when tech-savvy teachers replace those who are not." "
—Kecia Ray, ISTE Board chair and executive director of Learning Technologies and Library Services for Metropolitan Nashville Public…
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his proposal to increase funding for the E-Rate program — by $1.5 billion! E-Rate, has been helping schools and libraries around the country connect to the internet since its enactment in 1998. The…
More students across New York will have the opportunity to learn in connected classrooms and acquire the communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills they need to thrive in the global economy thanks to the Smart Schools Bond Act, a nearly $2 billion investment for ed…
Only 22 percent of U.S. teachers have access to enough technology to support true digital age learning. Imagine the impact $200 million in grants could make in schools across the nation that are struggling to catch up to the times.
Technology carries tremendous power to deepen and personalize learning. But first it must be tapped.
For educators who are striving to unleash that power, lack of sufficient internet connectivity remains one of the top barriers. Fewer than…
The E-Rate order approved today by the Federal Communications Commission was a significant improvement over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's initial draft proposal. We'd like to thank all of the educators who…