Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

The Hechinger Report

EducationSuperHighway wanted 99 percent of students to have that level of bandwidth by 2020. The early finish hasn’t changed the organization’s planned closing date of August 2020.

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

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million students in under-connected schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway , which analyzes data from E-rate applications. 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. We have seen a real change in the FCC approval rates for these projects.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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District technology leaders, she adds, couldn’t fathom that internet service providers would come out and deliver fiber to their schools, much less at affordable rates. billion E-rate program that provides broadband discounts to schools and libraries—along with the U.S.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products.

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.”