On FCC Support for Schools Under a Trump Administration

Doug Levin

Post-Election Positioning: Implications for Education Companies.” “I strongly suspect that under a Trump Administration there will be pressure to reduce the overall universal service fee, which would put pressure on the E-rate and other programs,” Levin said. For larger companies, savvy political players will be spending a lot of money on their K Street lobbyists to influence decision makers. Blog News Policy Donald Trump E-rate FCC Homework Gap

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#FactFriday: 44.7M Students Have High-Speed Internet Access

ExcelinEd

In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission overhauled the E-rate program, which helps subsidize the cost of internet access and other telecommunications services for schools and libraries. Of the 2.3 million U.S. students not yet connected to high-speed internet, 1.9

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Many times, the funding is not enough, and schools supplement from outside sources, including the E-Rate program. There are no cap limits, no throttle rates, and no chastising schools when they need extra bandwidth. edWeb Blog broadband broadband access SETDA state leadership

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

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Shaping a digital marketplace that puts consumers first | Ford Foundation → The 'Digital Standard' aims to help consumers understand how a range of digital products measure up when it comes to security and privacy, so they can make educated choices about what to buy and use—and to help guide companies in building and designing products that take consumer privacy and security seriously. Blog EdTech News News news

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Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 24, 2017 Office 365 ProPlus updates | Office Blogs → If you've purchased Office 2016 (or earlier) perpetual licenses from Microsoft, their ability to connect to Office 365 services will expire in 2020. If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business. Behind the scenes, though, the company undermines attempts to prolong the lifespan of its products.

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Network Essentials: Successful Procurement

Education Superhighway

Although the E-rate program provides substantial financial support, there is sometimes still a “gap” in funding that cannot be covered using the district’s existing budget. Other blogs in this series. #1

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. Stay tuned on The Innovative Educator blog for the additional considerations in future posts.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. If that’s what “technology” means, then every company is in the technology business – a useless distinction. …There are companies that are firmly planted in the computing sector. The most interesting thing about companies like Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook is that they are not (computing) technology companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Edsurge : “Why the FCC ’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl.” ” More details: “The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city’s interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from two key figures in the scandal that last year brought down the school bus agency Dallas County Schools ; Bob Leonard, who owned the stop-arm camera company that took millions from DCS; and Slater Swartwood Sr.,

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” ” The Verge covers the blog post : “ Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks.” The 3D modeling company has raised $2.8

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Digital Equity: 5 Steps to Addressing the Homework Gap

Graphite Blog

I wrote in last week's blog about how digital equity is a community challenge, not strictly a school problem. In a sneak peek of the results from the forthcoming CoSN third annual E-Rate & Broadband Survey, which will be available by mid-October, the vast majority of U.S. As highlighted in the previous blog post, a key first step is to assess the scope of the challenge you face in your community.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “ Student loan companies reach $21.6 ” And via the Udacity blog : “ Self-Driving Cars for Everyone! From the Knewton blog : “ Introducing Knewton Product Updates for Fall 2017.” The literacy software company has raised $14.8 The company, which according to its Crunchbase profile is a “Q&A learning platform powered by a proprietary A.I. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ E-Rate , Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” The company has $8.3 (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. ” Testing, Testing… Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “These days, everyone’s talking about ‘equity,’ and now a testing company has affixed the word to a new effort. From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” The company has raised $2.15

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” ” “Betsy DeVos Won’t Shed Stake in Biofeedback Company , Filings Show,” The New York Times reports. ” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” ” Via the Coursera blog : “Announcing Coursera for Governments & Nonprofits.” The company has raised $120.5

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via CNET : “ Verizon to pay $17M to resolve FCC, Justice E-Rate probes.” SoFi is the ed-tech company that has raised the most venture capital. And more on who’s buying student loan companies in the “business of ed-tech” section below. Via the edX blog : “edX le da la bienvenida a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.” The company, which laid off 11% of its workforce this summer, has raised over $102.4

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “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. ” These colleges no longer offer federal loans because of students’ high default rates. ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Masslive.com : “ Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes.” ” The company in question: edX. More via a Department of Ed blog post on what it’s doing to support these students. Linda Zecher declined to explain to the newspaper why she was leaving the company.