Why E-rate expansion is a must for our schools

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With some districts and schools still struggling to meet bandwidth needs, keeping E-rate strong is more vital than ever. The digital concept is so important for our schools today. Leading the Digital Leap School Administration Top News AASA broadband digital leap e-rate interne

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

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Add concepts like blended and flipped learning to the equation and you come up with yet another to-do list item: Make sure students can actually use their devices when they aren’t physically on campus and within wi-fi range.

Alabama commits $12M to beef up wireless in poor and rural schools

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For years, the federal government has helped local schools buy computers through E-rate, the money it collects through a service fee charged to telecommunications companies. To get E-rate money, though, local systems have to pitch in matching funds.

How Publicly Available Broadband Data Can Help Us Close the Connectivity Gap

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Increasingly, users of digital platforms, tools, and networks around the world are learning how important it is that their data is collected and used transparently and ethically. And in recent months, data has been essential to our defense of the E-rate program.

How EducationSuperHighway’s fiber program helps school districts identify affordable fiber solutions

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And to not only seamlessly administer online tests but also enable digital learning in the classroom, schools need robust broadband. Darby School District ’s leaders are committed to using digital learning to expand students’ educational opportunities and improve academic performance.

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

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Visit EducationSuperHighway.org to learn how your state can upgrade internet access in every public school classroom to empower more students to take advantage of the promise of digital learning. Of the 2.3 million U.S. students not yet connected to high-speed internet, 1.9

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. Students were excited about learning. “What you find out very quickly as teachers is not just the power of using technology in the classroom, but the power to extend learning, to carry it beyond just the school day,” says Brian Nicol, communications coordinator and, until recently, a teacher at the Wisconsin school district.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

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After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

?New Report Spells Out How to Connect 6.5M Students in Schools Without Internet

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The digital divide is showing real signs of narrowing—but there are still 6.5 million students in under-connected schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway , which analyzes data from E-rate applications. Overall, more than 39 million students enjoy bandwidth speeds to support digital learning. We have seen a real change in the FCC approval rates for these projects.

Why we ask for your school district’s connectivity data

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As a result, m ore schools can upgrade their broadband networks and give their students equal access to countless digital learning opportunities. Our engineering team downloads broadband services, pricing, connection type, and service provider data from the Universal Services Administrative Company’s (USAC) publicly available E-rate Form 471 filings. Machine Learning and Analysis. TRANSPARENCY DRIVES CHANGE.

Why we ask for your school district’s connectivity data

Education Superhighway

More schools upgrading their Internet networks across America means more students will be connected to digital learning opportunities – which is our mission here at EducationSuperHighway. Machine Learning and Analysis. TRANSPARENCY DRIVES CHANGE.

Oregon school works with EducationSuperHighway to get 11x faster Internet speeds for students

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School may just be getting back into session, but EducationSuperHighway has been working this summer to help school districts upgrade their networks so that their students can take advantage of digital learning when they return to the classroom.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

New Insights on Teachers’ Ed-Tech Ambitions, Abilities Revealed in Survey

Marketplace K-12

Many companies trying to find a market in K-12 schools face a question that fills them with anxiety, if not outright dread: How much technology can teachers handle? If technology is seamless and easy for educators to manage, it can clear the path for a digital provider.

The Politics of Education Technology

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Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. “ 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. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising company.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Chalkbeat on NAEP : “The national test of students’ progress has gone digital. My kids gonna learn today ?? ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” The 3D modeling company has raised $2.8

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” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” 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. The career guidance company has raised $8.2

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” “ State educational technology directors have outlined ambitious targets for increasing school bandwidth capacity in an effort to support digital learning and bridge the technology divide that exists in schools and in students’ homes,” says Education Week. ” The company in question: edX. Linda Zecher declined to explain to the newspaper why she was leaving the company. ” The story of UClass and Renaissance Learning.