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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. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. They’re building their own countywide broadband network. The FCC did not return emails and phone calls requesting an interview for this article.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

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In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

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

Edsurge

Back in late 2013, Barack Obama and the White House launched the ConnectED Initiative , an effort to bring almost $2 billion worth of high-quality broadband, technology and professional development to schools and districts across the U.S. As EdSurge reported, to be part of the initiative, companies “had to commit to providing goods or services worth at least $100 million.” Did companies fully deliver on their ConnectED promises?

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?A Fight for Internet Access Is Brewing in Alaska

Edsurge

GCI, a broadband provider in the state, is slated for purchase by Colorado-based Liberty Interactive in a deal that could amount to nearly $1 billion. Before e-rates, schools in the region are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a month for state-mandated broadband internet access,” the Alaska Democrat wrote. According to the article, Korthuis “questioned high costs that continue to be charged AVCP [sic] even though the TERRA Southwest… was supposed to bring costs down.”.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

As edtech leaders and stakeholders work to eliminate the homework gap, solutions such as mobile hotspots, low-cost broadband, private LTE networks and even Wifi on buses have the potential to ensure that students have 24/7 access to their education.

After Net Neutrality, Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate

Edsurge

Rather, it's centered in the popular E-Rate program, which has provided billions of dollars in broadband discounts and infrastructure upgrades to schools and libraries. Last month, an article in from New America, a think tank, raised the specter that the FCC could overhaul the program once again, this time cutting funding. Early in his tenure, Pai revoked an Obama-era progress report praising E-Rate modernization.

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Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. million Idaho Education Network settlement | Idaho EdNews → After eight years - and with state-issued checks totaling $3.4M - the state has closed the costly and convoluted case of the Idaho Education Network broadband project.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Been quoted in an article on ransomware in K-12 education. I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Summer. Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop).

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The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Reports.” ” More on the report from Pacific Standard. The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.” ” The race for the California State Superintendent is still undecided – at least as I type up this article, it is.

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” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. Via NPR : “ School Voucher Programs Should Be Clear About Disability Rights , Report Says.” ” That’s a report from the GAO. “Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” More on the report in The Washington Post.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series. " I will do that in a separate article at the end of the year. You might read the signals of the health of ed-tech startups in the departure of their founders – both from leadership positions and from their companies altogether. The company also will pay $8.5

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Buzzfeed reported that – as of 9pm Thursday at least – “ Betsy DeVos Still Hasn’t Said Anything About Trump’s Decision To End DACA.” ” Via Ars Technica : “Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.” Via the US News & World Report : “ Why Few Borrowers Have Pursued PSLF.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Still more education news from the UK: “ Sam Gyimah replaces Jo Johnson as universities minister ,” The Times Higher Education reports. Kudos to the Houston Chronicle for the original reporting on this in 2016. Via Education Week : “ Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access.” awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Although the shooting is a local story, I am putting many of the articles here in the national section because, over a week later, it is still very much in the national headlines. “What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. And there’s data about pay in the research and reports section below.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Betsy DeVos ’s school choice ideas are a reality in Sweden , where student performance has suffered.” ” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” asks The Hechinger Report.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“Higher education and library associations called on the Federal Communications Commission Thursday to uphold Obama-era rules requiring broadband providers to treat all traffic on the internet equally,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The company took another step toward that goal Wednesday, announcing new degree offerings from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and France’s HEC Paris.” The company has raised $56.4 Education Politics.

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” More on the teacher prep law from The Hechinger Report. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” More on this scramble to serve (profit from) low-income broadband customers in the upgrades/downgrades section below. The company has raised $420 million total.

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” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” asks WaPo’s Valerie Strauss, before reprinting an article by UVA professor Dan Willingham.). ” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. ” “The Trump administration just failed to stop a climate lawsuit brought by 21 kids,” The Chicago Tribune reports. Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids,” says Wired. Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total.

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Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat : “What is Betsy DeVos ’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? ” Via the AP : “School at Cook County Jail reported phony attendance numbers.” SoFi : a student loan company and one of the most well-funded ed-tech companies out there sure seems swell. ” “ Birmingham-Southern Cuts Tuition in Half,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ African Ed-Tech Incubator ’s First Class of Companies Step Into Market.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Edsurge runs with Trump’s promise to boost rural broadband like it’s a truth anyone can count on. Via The LA School Report : “ LAUSD approves $7.5 ” “ Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban the Box,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” “Students’ Rising Expectations Pose Challenge to Online Programs ,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Tutoring company Ruangguru has raised $7 million in Series B funding.

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“ Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate ,” The New York Times reports. ” “GOP lawmakers said Thursday they had planned to subpoena the former chief of federal student aid , Jim Runcie , to testify before a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee and may still do so,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via the Bleacher Report : “ Georgia Law Will Allow Carry of Handguns at Public University Tailgate Events.”

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” And in Delaware , “Authorities have arrested two Smyrna high school students in connection with threats involving clowns and bombs ,” the AP reports. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. From the FCC : “Fact Sheet on Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal.” AllAfrica reports that the Kenyan government will begin distributing some 1.2

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Mattivi, whose eighth-grade English students discuss articles about the environment, civic life, and American history after using online literacy programs that provide similar material at different reading levels. After the camp, 63 percent reported an interest in the field.

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Hack Education

Via The Hechinger Report : “Why Betsy DeVos ’ vision of education does little to ensure equity.” So, no doubt, were several articles by and about Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein and his defense of Trump and DeVos. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband.” ” A copy of the report has been archived on Doug Levin’s website.

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