7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

In places like Albemarle County, Virginia , school leaders have been developing a 4G Network to support their entire community, every day of the year, by 2020. Last year, I wrote the post, “ Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

Instead, EducationSuperHighway is sunsetting because, well, that’s what Marwell always intended it to do—once the organization reached its expressed goal of connecting 99 percent of K-12 students to high-speed broadband. So seven years ago, knowing little about school broadband, he dove in.

?New Report Spells Out How to Connect 6.5M Students in Schools Without Internet

Edsurge

Mostly the report attributes the connectivity gains to E-rate modernization, which increased overall funding for school broadband projects and took steps to make it easier for schools to purchase fiber networks. The country’s schools are already two years ahead of connectivity benchmarks set by the FCC in 2014, which aimed to get every school connected by 2020. The digital divide is showing real signs of narrowing—but there are still 6.5

Marketplace trend update: 6 new products, teaching strategies, and learning initiatives

eSchool News

The short answer: It takes a lot, but companies and researchers are up to the challenge. The research followed a charter school management organization that co-designed technology with the nonprofit company Gooru. The need for high-speed broadband internet in every classroom in the U.S.

Hillary Clinton Releases Tech Agenda Highlighting Student Loan Debt and STEM

Edsurge

Her boldest claim: That her administration would close the digital divide by 2020 with 100 percent of American families having the "option" of quality broadband. She also hopes to facilitate the training of 50,000 computer science teachers over the next ten years by engaging private sector companies, increasing federal aid and supporting a wider array of professional development programs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. The company, which sells subscriptions to boxes full of kids’ activitites, has raised $7.33 (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning

techlearning

Today, things are so advanced that there is unlimited growth potential with AI companies designed to support business like yours. In essence, AI is something that can be packaged up and purchased on a monthly basis, like your broadband or phone.

Data 56

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.).

Chegg 57

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). From the Coursera blog : “Building India ’s Workforce for 2020.” the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. The debit card (for teens) company has raised $8.6

MOOC 56

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Still in its early stages, this ambitious project relies on a little-known public resource – a slice of electromagnetic spectrum the federal government long ago set aside for schools – called the Educational Broadband Service (EBS). Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.