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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.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Be explicit with districts about expectations for access to technology in schools and classrooms. It should not be controversial in 2016 that there is a baseline expectation of access to technology in schools, just as there are baseline expectations for access to textbooks and desks.

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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.” “ 14 projects win 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries.” More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives.

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E.