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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

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The growing ubiquity of internet access and pervasive use of online information has changed the learning landscape forever. billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months. The digital-first district where OER meets iPads.

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Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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According to the fact sheet that the White House recently released, here’s what we know: Adobe has delivered creativity and e-learning software to over 950,000 students and teachers at more than 1,450 schools and launched more than 20 district-wide Adobe & ConnectED programs. Apple provided “help” in the form of iPads and other Apple hardware to 114 low-income schools in 29 states.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” “Scaling Educational Access ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?”

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” billion it agreed to pay Apple/Pearson for iPads, but what do I know). More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives.