Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and AT&T.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. Cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity are tied for the top priorities for IT leaders in 2018, while budget constraints were marked as one of the most pressing challenges for a fourth straight year. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience.

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How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21st century learning or are left behind.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

Network Essentials for School Board Members

Education Superhighway

With that in mind, here’s a guide to assess school district network needs and implement affordable broadband upgrades. To address this, take a tally of the number of devices that will access your network on a regular basis.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. They commissioned a school technology inventory that was completed by Connected Nation , a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring affordable broadband to all Americans.

Top U.K. Education Leader: Technology Should Not Replace Teachers

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education—the importance of expanded broadband access, figuring out how to use data to improve achievement, and the importance of research in decision-making about ed tech. Among other highlights of the minister of education’s speech: The British government is backing broadband with a commitment of £1.3 “Access to search engines is not a substitute for knowledge,” Morgan said. London.