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.

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. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

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The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

Part of the previous modernization included the establishment of a budget system for Category Two funding, which covers schools’ internal connections and can cover switches, routers and access points as well as equipment needed to install broadband in schools. In its recent comments, the FCC noted “overwhelming record support” for the Category Two approach, which it says “provided broader, more equitable, and more predictable funding for schools and libraries than under the prior rules.”.

Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl

Edsurge

For more than 20 years, the Federal Communications Commission has directed the multi-billion dollar E-rate program, which provides taxpayer-supported construction and service discounts that districts and libraries can use toward internet costs. In 2014, the FCC modernized the E-rate program, raising the overall funding cap to about $4 billion, making more money available for schools and libraries. It’s a lack of understanding of broadband systems that’s creating these problems.”

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

This disparity in home computer and internet access, dubbed the “homework gap,” was a slow-burning problem for most districts in the days when schools were in session and students could get online at libraries, after-school programs, coffee shops and other community gathering spots.

A Service Provider’s Side of the Story: Why Valley Electric Association Brought Fiber to Beatty

Education Superhighway

” “We first had to make the commitment that we were going to do something to improve broadband options for the members. For example, it can be helpful to look for more than one community anchor institution, such as a school district, a community health center, or a library, and plan to build to several of those institutions. See more tips and guidelines for a fiber build here.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''ve just confirmed that we''ll be doing another Connected Librarian Day this year as a pre-conference event for Library 2.014 , and to coincide with Connected Educator Month (which we''re told will be held again this year). How does your library manage digital collections?

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” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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“Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” (Did you know he recorded his first mixtape at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia studio ?). Via Techcrunch : “ FCC votes to negate broadband privacy rules.” Education Politics.

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” Via Multichannel News : “Trayvon Martin Attorney Parks Targets AT&T Over Alleged Broadband Redlining.” Inside Higher Ed reports that “ Fannie Mae , the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country, has issued new guidelines allowing home owners to refinance their mortgage s to pay off their student loan debt. The NMC Horizon Report 2017 – the Library Edition. Education Politics.