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


For more than 20 years, the Federal Communications Commission has directed the multi-billion dollar E-rate program, which provides taxpayer-supported construction and service discounts that districts and libraries can use toward internet costs. In 2014, the FCC modernized the E-rate program, raising the overall funding cap to about $4 billion, making more money available for schools and libraries.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District


Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.

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

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Merritt solicited the support of its E-rate consultant, Julie Watson, who provided invaluable advice on how to fund an upgrade. Creating Guidelines Around Classroom Technology Use.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? To begin with, creativity, flexibility and strong goals are a must.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All


Similarly, 28 states have policies and guidelines for external connections; 23 have them for internal wireless connections. Many times, the funding is not enough, and schools supplement from outside sources, including the E-Rate program.