CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Ensure school districts have adequate broadband connectivity and infrastructure. CUE Advocacy Update.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

What led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access, and what motivates you most about your role as Director of Instructional Policy and State E-rate Coordinator at DESE?

“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

Though for many school districts, slow download speeds in classrooms serve as the impetus for a network upgrade, there are many reasons district leaders strive to revamp their broadband infrastructure. The broadband itself was sufficient for the number of devices they had now, but what if they wanted to use more devices? The district upgraded its secondary schools first and then moved to the elementary schools.

Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

Education Superhighway

One year ago we launched the Massachusetts Digital Connections Initiative in partnership with Governor Baker’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and MassIT.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

Green Bay Area PS had a laptop cart model until 2017 when they established the Ninja Deployment initiative that resulted 1:1 devices at the secondary level and 1.5:1 1 at the elementary level.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

EdTech 150

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

The department stated that most of the funds from this program have been used for 1:1 programs, smartboards, technology updates, and broadband for rural districts. Staffers from the U.S.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. On the SchoolLibraryAdvocacy.org website, Deb Kachel offers some clarity.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( certiport.pearsonvue.com ) & ( www.eccouncil.org ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council.

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Editor’s Picks 2015, No. four: 4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

The agency issued an order to support affordable access to high-speed broadband in particular (not merely “access to the Internet”) and to boost access and bandwidth of schools’ WiFi networks. Almost all schools are now connected to the Internet, although – as that FCC modernization report underscores – not all classrooms have access to high-speed broadband, and not all schools have WiFi networks that can support the heavy data demands on their bandwidth.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” Via The 74 : “ Middle Schoolers Without Broadband Access Feel Set Up for Failure, New Survey Finds.” (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This fall, the EducationSuperHighway released a price comparison tool so that districts could see neighbors’ broadband costs and ideally leverage that information to get a better deal. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” Education Politics.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Politics and Policies FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete , a new non-profit initiative that brings private industry and the non-profit sector together to help expand broadband adoption and promote digital literacy. and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.