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.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit FCC.gov.

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Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

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.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. Accessing systems (network drives, online resources, etc.) Wireless access is a key part of many modern organizations. It should be easy to access, reliable and fast.

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The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. The new guidelines increase the program’s overall cap by $1.5 Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. The new guidelines increase the program’s overall cap by $1.5 Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. The new guidelines increase the program’s overall cap by $1.5 Incentivizing state support for “last-mile” broadband connections.

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

Edsurge

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. This year, there were 347 such requests—for about $440 million in new broadband construction—and only a small fraction have received responses so far. It’s a lack of understanding of broadband systems that’s creating these problems.”

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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.

A Service Provider’s Side of the Story: Why Valley Electric Association Brought Fiber to Beatty

Education Superhighway

Having access to fiber is not only essential for K-12 schools, but it is also a means of leveling the economic playing field for residents of rural communities. Total access to the Internet through fiber optics will eliminate a huge barrier, which has long-range impacts ranging from medical care to education and even to economic development.” ” “We first had to make the commitment that we were going to do something to improve broadband options for the members.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM ( www.internetessentials.com/apply ) Comcast announced it has now connected over six million Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, a comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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 the Council on Foreign Relations : “The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think.” Education Politics.

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Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. Third, learn how you can curate by organizing content into useful, easy-to-access collections. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. -