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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

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Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

100 kbps per student may have been sufficient bandwidth when there were only 520 students and few devices, but as the student population and technology use grew, so did the district’s need for more robust broadband. Creating Guidelines Around Classroom Technology Use.

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Hack Education

“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” Via Campus Technology : “ Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017.” Education Politics.

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Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing

Edsurge

Since 2017, investment has accelerated with $14 billion allocated, according to research firm HolonIQ. Today, 95 percent of teenagers have access to a smartphone, and the average teen is now spending more than 7 hours per day on their screens , including over 1.5

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Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl

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In 2017, the same survey reported 44 percent of respondents found the EPC portal “difficult to use,” compared with 50 percent in 2015 and 2016. A quarter of respondents rated the system neither easy nor difficult in the 2017 survey. Even more troublesome than the delays are flat-out denials, says Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit that advocates for improved broadband in schools.

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