The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Especially important is a strategy to align digital learning plans to participation in the E-rate program and any state programs designed to meet similar ends (including those beyond K-12 education that support broadband build out to universities, hospitals, libraries, or public safety institutions).

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” DC charter schools discipline students at twice the national rate, according to a GAO report.

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The federal government is set to release data reports designed to help measure the performance of accrediting agencies , with metrics such as the graduation rates, debt, earnings and loan repayment rates of students who attended the colleges the accreditors oversee.”

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” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E.