Including Adult Learners in the National Broadband Research Agenda
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
critical step to realizing the full potential of technology for underserved adult learners, and by extension their families, involves looking more deeply into equity of access as well as why this population often has underutilized available broadband technology. Digital Promise partnered with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to write a response to the public call for comments to help frame the National Broadband Research Agenda. Our goal was to be sure the issues of technology adoption and use by this population were critical components of the Agenda.
How does your district’s broadband stack up?
JANUARY 3, 2017
A free tool from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway is intended to help district technology leaders compare broadband and connectivity information with other districts nearby and across the nation. The goal is simple: transparency regarding school district broadband and bandwidth pricing data in an effort to help school districts get more bandwidth for their broadband budgets.
Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. Broadband and internet Digital Learning and Tools IT Newsletter News Top NewsMaterial from a press release was used in this report.
K-12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Compare & Connect K-12, a free website that allows educators to compare how much they pay for broadband services against neighboring districts' costs, was launched by EducationSuperhighway. The post K-12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool appeared first on Market Brief.
How 2 states are making school broadband a priority
OCTOBER 27, 2015
As digital tools play an increasingly larger role in learning, states are targeting school broadband access for all students. As high-speed broadband internet becomes critical for student success in and beyond the classroom, a number of state education leaders are forging partnerships to strengthen school broadband throughout their districts. New Mexico Gov.
Idaho Schools Weathering a Broadband Crisis
MARCH 9, 2015
Frank Smith For a frightening two weeks in February, Idaho public schools were scrambling to secure their own broadband connections after a state judge pulled the plug on nearly 200 schools’ Internet service provider over a contract dispute. Bandwidth Management Budgeting Funding Management Networking
Free Tool Provides a Roadmap—Literally—For Faster, Cheaper Broadband in Schools
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
And today, the organization that helped Hering’s district reach its bandwidth goals released Compare & Connect K-12 , a new free tool that CEO Evan Marwell says will help provide high-speed broadband at lower costs for school leaders looking to amp up students’ digital access. “We spent a lot of time thinking about how we can improve the affordability [of broadband service for schools],” said Marwell, who was dubbed Visionary of the Year in 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle. They turned to E-rate, the $3.9 But all of that data was kept private.
How E-Rate 2.0 Helps Schools Afford Broadband and Wi-Fi
JUNE 5, 2015
Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff What K–12 schools and districts need to know about changes to the E-Rate program.
3 barriers, 3 fixes for school broadband
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
A new report urges state leaders to help all school districts access high-speed school broadband. Nationwide, 23 percent of school districts still do not meet the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) minimum school broadband access goal of 100 kbps per student, according to a state-by-state broadband connectivity report from the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway.
Arkansas Upgrades First District to High-Speed Broadband Network
JULY 20, 2015
EducationSuperHighway partnered with the Arkansas Governor’s office and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) in August 2014 toward the goal of connecting all Arkansas students to high-speed broadband for digital learning. The post Arkansas Upgrades First District to High-Speed Broadband Network appeared first on EducationSuperHighway
Groups provide broadband to S.C. housing project
APRIL 28, 2015
Novatel Wireless, Kajeet launch pilot project for educational broadband access. Broadband and internet IT Management IT Newsletter News Top NewsSeven in 10 teachers assign homework that requires high-speed internet access, and yet, on average, only 30 percent of students can access the internet at home, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
12 States Lead the Pack in the Nationwide School District Bandwidth Race
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Frank Smith Three challenges are holding back school districts from reaching broadband goals. Ethernet Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi
Arkansas launches $13M school broadband upgrade
MAY 3, 2015
States take critical look at broadband infrastructure and its capacity to support 21st-century learning. As school broadband access becomes critical for student success, states are beginning to evaluate their broadband infrastructure to determine if upgrades and modernization are necessary. Next page: Details about the broadband upgrade. Recently elected Gov.
The Power of Transparency: Broadband pricing data helps Virginia school districts get more bandwidth
JULY 10, 2015
In our work over the past three years to understand and analyze school broadband connectivity and costs, we have discovered high variance in the prices that school districts in different areas of the country—and even within the same state and county—pay for Internet access.
Ohio districts move to gigabit broadband
JUNE 2, 2015
Corporate program aims to leverage gigabit broadband speeds to boost personalized learning. Fifteen K-12 school districts in Ohio will receive ultra-fast gigabit broadband speeds in an effort to personalize instruction for students. Broadband and internet IT Management IT Newsletter News Top NewsNext page: How gigabit speeds benefit education.
Can K-12 districts really bring broadband to the community?
MAY 12, 2015
How K-12 school districts can help extend broadband access to their surrounding communities. When it comes to providing free broadband access, most communities are far more likely to consider their local coffee shop over their school district, but in reality such institutions can serve as the vital link between high-speed internet capabilities and those families and students who may not have such access at home. And while many Americans do have high-speed broadband at home, such capabilities are not ubiquitous. Driving the Need for Reliable Broadband.
3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide
MAY 11, 2016
Google’s affordable broadband service is already impacting some communities and schools. percent of American households with school-age children currently have broadband access at home. Google internet IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband broadband google fiber k12 low income schools wi-fiAccording to The Pew Research Center, 82.5 In some U.S.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and EducationSuperHighway announce partnership to bring high-speed broadband to all Texas schools
MARCH 18, 2016
Working closely with the Governor’s Office, Texas Education Agency, Education Service Centers, and service providers across the state, we will start our work in Texas by creating an action plan to bring affordable, high-speed broadband to all school district s. With billions of dollars in new FCC funding for K-12 broadband, governors and state leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to lead their schools into the 21st century. Learn more about our state-level tools and services for accelerating network upgrades, and get in touch with us to launch a similar project in your state.
5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
However, it remains clear that more work and investment are needed over the long run to address the digital equity challenge of today and provide robust broadband connectivity for all students in and outside of school,” said Keith Krueger, CoSN CEO. IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband NewsNext page: 5 areas with key infrastructure concerns.
EducationSuperHighway joins New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry to focus on expanding broadband to more schools
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
EducationSuperHighway was honored to join together with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry this week at an event at the Ellis School in Fremont to highlight the work being done in the Granite State towards expanding broadband to more schools in every community. New Hampshire is also facing issues surrounding the affordability of high-speed Internet with some school districts across the state paying 10 times that of their neighbors for similar broadband services. States
What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]
MAY 4, 2015
Classroom Digital Content Mobile Broadband Mobile Device Management MobilityFrank Smith Mobile devices are more prevalent in K–12 classrooms than ever. A new survey on mobile learning from Project Tomorrow shows that today's schools are relying increasingly on students having experience with devices like smartphones and tablets to engage in modern curriculum.
5 ways connected school buses are on the rise
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
On Oct. 3, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler asking the FCC to use its authority to help close the homework gap where students still need broadband access in order to complete homework assignments. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband NewsThe trend is growing.
Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected
APRIL 7, 2016
A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. A new report from SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action focuses on K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity, state leadership for infrastructure, state broadband implementation highlights, and state advocacy for federal broadband support.
Broadband is a human right
Learning with 'e's
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Clearly very passionate about his cause, Brechner argued that not only should is access to broadband absolutely essential for education, in today's connected world, it should also be considered a human right. Broadband is a human right by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Too much choice is not the only problem we have to face.
Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
The FCC’s historic E-rate modernization in 2014 paved the way for districts to expand their high-speed broadband and wi-fi and increase digital learning opportunities for students. Digital Learning and Tools e-rate Featured on eSchool News IT Management Networking & Broadband NewsCould your district do the same?
What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education
MARCH 4, 2015
Bandwidth Management Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Frank Smith Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.
The Road to K–12 Connectivity Begins with State Partnerships
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Frank Smith E-Rate reforms have made it a lot easier to provide broadband to rural schools, but there are still hurdles to overcome. Budgeting Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless
Dark fiber could be the future of school networking
JUNE 28, 2016
Dark fiber is helping some districts scale broadband for tomorrow, not today. internet IT Newsletter Keys to eRate Success Networking & Broadband Uncategorized 2014 broadband communications connectivity dark fiber districts e-rate FCC Federal Communications Commission fiber Funding future instruction lit fiber netowkringIs it the future of networking? What is dark fiber?
Federal Court Upholds FCC Net Neutrality, Says Broadband Is a Utility
JUNE 14, 2016
In a 2-1 ruling announced Tuesday, a United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit panel upheld the FCC’s decision to treat broadband internet as a utility, thereby opening the service to heavier regulation. Telecommunications companies like Verizon and Comcast had argued that the provision of broadband is an information service, and that the agency’s regulations are unduly burdensome and raise Constitutional questions. By Leo Doran. Big content providers like Netflix, by contrast, are celebrating the ruling.
Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds
JUNE 17, 2016
Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility NetworkingBy Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries.
The top 10 school IT leader concerns
APRIL 7, 2016
Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. Broadband and network capacity is the top priority for IT leaders.
Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding
JULY 1, 2016
Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Wylie Wong Districts take advantage of federal funds to upgrade or build out their Wi-Fi networks.
Kajeet: Overcoming the K–12 Digital Divide with Education Broadband
AUGUST 5, 2015
By Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D. Kajeet's modular, wireless solution is a refreshing alternative to overcoming K-12 infrastructure woes. Classroom Mobility Networking Wi-Fi Wireless
New tool helps districts compare bandwidth pricing
JANUARY 21, 2016
Through Compare & Connect K-12, school district technology directors and superintendents can easily view broadband pricing and bandwidth information for school districts across the country. Users can explore bandwidth speeds and compare broadband service pricing with nearby school districts in a specific location or across the country. The nonprofit EducationSuperHighway on Jan.
SETDA Applauds ConnectALL
MARCH 10, 2016
On March 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled the ConnectALL Initiative, which aims to ensure that all Americans, including low-income families, have broadband access to the. Digital Learning ED Equity of Access FCC Policy Statement broadband equity of accessread more.
Q&A: CoSN’s Keith Krueger on the Future of K–12 Networks
OCTOBER 7, 2016
By Jena Passut Consortium’s CEO outlines how to achieve digital equity and lays out a strategy for bringing broadband to K–12 education. Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless
Q&A: Looking to the Future of Classroom Tech with Tom Murray
MAY 19, 2015
Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Policies WirelessFrank Smith One of EdTech's 2015 Top 50 K–12 IT bloggers talks about the technologies that are creating sweeping changes in the industry.
These strategies could help your district beat the homework gap
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
IT Management Networking & Broadband ResourceEfforts to bring high-speed internet to all classrooms in the country have been bolstered by advocacy groups and by President Obama’s ConnectEd initiative , but one critical area lags behind: the so-called “homework gap” caused by students’ lack of home internet access.
Arkansas invests $65 mil. in ultra high-speed internet for schools
JULY 19, 2015
The $65 million initiative for improved broadband service in Arkansas schools kicked off at a small ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Smith School District’s Rogers Center. Broadband and internet IT Newsletter McClatchy News Top News UncategorizedUpgrade designed to reflect “age of online testing,” said one superintendent.
Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Krueger, CEO at CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking , said the fact that the modernized E-rate hones in on broadband and more robust networks is a net positive for K-12 IT departments and their CTOs. Broadband equity. Broadband isn’t a luxury anymore,” she says. IT Management IT Newsletter Uncategorized broadband cto eRate library privacy Technology trends