Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation. Three further thoughts spurred by this terrific piece: That it costs more to provide robust broadband to rural communities seems to me an incontrovertible fact. Blog Broadband Equity E-rate FCC Rural schools

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home. They’ve opened up their doors to their neighbors for their own broadband needs. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. The post The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools appeared first on edWeb.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

CoSN is a professional association and advocacy group for district technology leaders with a goal of “empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to create engaging learning environments and provide the tools essential for their success”. Formed in 1992, CoSN works to provide its members with the management, community building, and advocacy tools to be technology leaders in today’s schools.

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A Tale of Two American Education Systems: An Edtech Investor’s Perspective

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Only 60 percent of these families had access to computers or broadband internet at home. According to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition , across 24 states, only 27 percent of schools serving low-income students offer computer science courses, compared to 41 percent of schools serving their high-income peers. Education funders must invest in gap-closing edtech solutions. Education funders must ensure that these gap-closing edtech solutions are inclusive.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” EdTech News News newsIt’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

Teachers and students are well on their way to fulfilling the mission of seeing 99 percent of all schools connected to next-generation broadband, according to the “2018 State of States Report” from EducationSuperHighway. The nonprofit broadband advocacy group found nearly 45 million students enjoy in-school access to high-speed internet connectivity, up from 39 million in 2017. According to the agency’s 2018 Broadband Deployment Report , 88 percent of U.S.

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Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. Now, they are employing creative methods, such as expanding the reach of the school’s broadband so students can do work from the parking lot or in the surrounding area, having off-duty patrol cars become hotspots across the district. While they may be proficient in using edtech, they don’t know how to create comprehensive lessons to use it in the classroom. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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There are also Education Stabilization Fund – Rethink Education Models (ESF-REM) grants, and they also can be used to provide broadband access as part of a new education model. Arati Nagaraj is an education consultant, edtech advisor and school board trustee in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” A Techcrunch op-ed : “Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech.” ” From the EdTech Researcher blog : “ Project Based Learning as Mindset.” iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products.” ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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K98BwFMkIc @ryancraiguv #edtech pic.twitter.com/3mITJHvODv — EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) November 11, 2016. ” Via Edsurge : “What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos.” Another resource, via Education Week : “K–12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool.” President-Elect Trump. It’s all so awful.