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It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round. Yet every student in Piedmont is given a laptop in school and to take home and, through partnerships developed by the district, can access free or low-cost broadband 24/7.

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Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” Via CJR : “‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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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.