The Federal Communications Commission's new " "net neutrality" " rules, approved last week by a 3-2 vote, will allow the FCC to regulate broadband as a utility by reclassifying it as a telecommunications service much like phone service.
The order specifically bars broadband providers…
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) has made a move to significantly alter the No Child Left Behind Act (more commonly referred to these days as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or ESEA). His draft legislation has grabbed headlines for proposed changes to annual testing and teacher…
Speaking at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicked off a flurry of activity around the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act by declaring the need to refresh the law, formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB…
Senator Alexander's discussion draft, would update No Child Left Behind and greatly reduce the federal role in education. If passed, the bill would consolidate most programs into block grants and let states decide how best to…
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…