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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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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 21 st century learning or are left behind. During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development. Accessing the E-Rate and Matching State Funds.

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. Related content: 4 things to ask about E-rate funding. Accessing the E-Rate and matching state funds. Department of Education does not provide funding for this purpose.

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CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

More than half of women come to their IT role with an academic background in education and instruction , compared with a third of men, who come from a background in technology,” says Steve Langford, CoSN Board member and CIO of Beaverton School District in Oregon. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. When Ray Timothy, executive director of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network , saw the results of a new statewide inventory of technology deployed across all 989 Utah public schools, one figure jumped out at him in particular. It was the 100-percent response rate from the survey. “We

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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According to the most recent figures from Funds for Learning, E-Rate applicants nationwide requested almost $748 million in discounts against the purchase of just over $1 billion in Category Two products and services, which are detailed in this chart (right). The Office of Educational Technology in the Department of Education suggests asking these fundamental questions in your search for funds: ? How fast must they be to meet students’ and educators’ needs? ?