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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” ” Via Techcrunch : “What Apple ’s education announcements mean for accessibility.”

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It has shaped the administrative imaginary – and that in turn has shaped how schools have built capacity (or much more likely outsourced capacity ) and defined capacity altogether – notably in response to what’s been consistently framed as the challenge of access and the necessity of choice. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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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. Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” Education Politics.