TCEA 2017: E-Rate Experts Urge Advocacy

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut With a new administration, FCC funds are safe — for now. Budgeting Funding Investment Management Networking Procurement

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

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. Investment in these areas and a strategy for obtaining E-Rate discounts should be part of every district’s five- or ten-year technology plan, so that schools can continue to have reliable service that accommodates changing needs.

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E-rate funding toolkit aims to make applying easier

eSchool News

Common Sense, SETDA unveil toolkit to help states, schools apply for billions in federal aid under the E-rate program modernization. A new E-rate funding toolkit from Common Sense and SETDA explains the changes to the federal program, available funding, and best ways to apply for it. school and library to high-speed internet by helping states and school districts access billions of dollars in the newly modernized federal E-rate program.

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. We should demand more of our political leaders and from our education advocacy organizations. Its past due time to revisit the E-rate discount formula, which is the mechanism that allocates funds to schools.

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

eSchool News

In a letter to the Institute of Education Sciences , a number of ed-tech and advocacy organizations point out that many students lack home access to the internet connectivity they need to complete homework and use online learning resources. E-Rate Center E-Rate News ACT best broadband classroom Congress connectivity digital digital learning ed-tech Education graduation help internet internet access learning

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title I

Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

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. In addition, even schools with the appropriate infrastructure in place to support e-learning haven’t met the Federal Communications Commission’s long-term connectivity goal of 1 gigabit per second per 1,000 users. . MORE FROM EDTECH : Find the information you need to prepare for your E-Rate application.

Connected Nation welcomes Emily Jordan to lead Connect K-12

Education Superhighway

Jordan brings extensive experience in policy and advocacy to the CN team. Powered by open E-rate data , it provides the broadband data and pricing information needed to upgrade each public K-12 school’s bandwidth to the Federal Communication Commission’s 1 Mbps per student goal.

CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access

CUE

Advocacy Efforts Result in Passage of AJR 7 in CA State Legislature – Walnut Creek, Calif., Its success underscores CUE’s focused advocacy efforts on preserving important programs and policies that insure equal access to the Internet and related technology,” said John Cradler, CUE Legislative Consultant. CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

Students have fewer barriers to learning when they can use their tablets or laptops not only to find homework instructions, read e-books, and share important information with their families, but to create and work on independent projects, research topics that interest them, and connect with subject experts. In rural Alabama, Piedmont City School District helped provide students with internet access by installing a town wireless network in 2011 using a federal E-rate grant.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

Leveraging new funding opportunities such as E-Rate or ESSER, the superintendents faced with unique challenges used the funding sources thoughtfully.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. A new report from SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action focuses on K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity, state leadership for infrastructure, state broadband implementation highlights, and state advocacy for federal broadband support. Twelve states said they are thinking about coordinating statewide consortia for the E-rate’s new wi-fi funding.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

edWeb.net

Pringle said that the NEA is currently working with the FCC on how to get increased investment in the E-rate program because, through that program, dollars can be distributed in an equitable manner. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

The Hechinger Report

EducationSuperHighway’s advocacy supported the district’s efforts perfectly. The organization lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to allow districts to get or improve their Wi-Fi with money from a program called E-rate. E-rate is funded by collecting fees that telecommunications companies pass on to customers, and it supports massive discounts on goods and services for schools and libraries.

How a passion for policy helped an educator get more funding for technology in schools

Education Superhighway

As a former teacher, tech coordinator, and chief technology officer, Jennifer Bergland now leads advocacy efforts as the Director of Governmental Relations at Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). They weren’t familiar with E-rate because it wasn’t a state program, so we needed to introduce the program before talking about state match. This broadband leader has always had a passion for policy – especially when it came to funding for technology in schools.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. This summit will focus on shaping decision-makers’ opinions about the future of E-rate, student data privacy, ed tech appropriations and the homework gap. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

District technology leaders, she adds, couldn’t fathom that internet service providers would come out and deliver fiber to their schools, much less at affordable rates. billion E-rate program that provides broadband discounts to schools and libraries—along with the U.S. But at least one organization will pick up the mantle and manage a new online database —code-named “JAM”—that EducationSuperHighway is building to track K-12 E-rate usage and internet access through 2025.

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

Martin had the lowest ratings possible for achievement and improvement on its state report card that year. Not only is the middle school new, but the high school graduation rate has soared from 57 percent to 91 percent in four years. The growth in the graduation rate at Dillon High School over four years. The E-rate program to connect schools with the web and more technology has grown to just under $4 billion, helping many rural schools.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

Nancy Loome, executive director and founder of the Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit and grassroots education advocacy organization. If E-rate didn’t fund our technology, we didn’t get it,” he said, referring to a federal program that makes telecommunications and Internet access more affordable for schools and libraries. “We A child rides a bike on the playground at Global Connections Learning Center in Jackson. Photo: Jackie Mader. JACKSON, Miss.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes – think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo. Education Politics.