SETDA Strongly Opposes Chairman Pai’s EBS Report and Order

SETDA Says

SETDA strongly opposes Chairman Pai’s draft Educational Broadband Service Report & Order, which proposes to further marginalize rural students that lack access to high capacity broadband. SETDA Executive Director, Candice Dodson said, “the Chairman’s proposal cites dated uses of EBS licenses and the FCC’s two-decade failure to grant new licenses as the basis for handing […]. E-Rate ED Equity of Access FCC In the News Policy

Including Adult Learners in the National Broadband Research Agenda

Digital Promise

Despite the promise of technology to improve access to learning opportunities for underserved adult learners, the adoption and use of technology for and by these learners is nascent. A critical step to realizing the full potential of technology for underserved adult learners, and by extension their families, involves looking more deeply into equity of access as well as why this population often has underutilized available broadband technology.

SETDA Opposes FCC’s Universal Service Funds CAP

SETDA Says

The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this proposal threatens the system’s success. E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News PolicySETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them.

SETDA Applauds ConnectALL

SETDA Says

On March 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled the ConnectALL Initiative, which aims to ensure that all Americans, including low-income families, have broadband access to the. Digital Learning ED Equity of Access FCC Policy Statement broadband equity of accessread more.

SETDA Urges Public Comments to Support Closing the Homework Gap via EBS

SETDA Says

SETDA encourages state agencies, school districts, and other education stakeholders to provide public comments for the FCC, Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Transforming the 2.5 Specifically, education leaders can express support for maintaining EBS’s educational nature, especially as a wireless broadband […]. Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC Legislation Uncategorized

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Krueger, CEO at CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking , said the fact that the modernized E-rate hones in on broadband and more robust networks is a net positive for K-12 IT departments and their CTOs. Broadband equity. Broadband isn’t a luxury anymore,” she says.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. This work can potentially impact policy changes related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the ever changing individual needs of students in the digital age.”.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning.