Need Digital Learning Resources? Leverage SETDA’s Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

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Successful digital learning implementation can meet a broad range of goals, including supporting the academic needs of students to ensure that they are college. Best Practices Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy Professional Learning read more.

Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

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billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months. The digital-first district where OER meets iPads. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

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Fortunately, districts appear to be meeting these challenges head-on, as evidenced by a recent panel discussion for administrators and tech directors in Dallas, hosted by the IT products vendor PCMG , called “Preparing the Next Generation of Personalized Learners in the Digital Age.” Stuart Burt : When they changed E-rate a couple years ago, it was a learning curve. I think it’s just something that needs to be ongoing, such as hosting virtual meetings or doing PD.

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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). The glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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According to the fact sheet that the White House recently released, here’s what we know: Adobe has delivered creativity and e-learning software to over 950,000 students and teachers at more than 1,450 schools and launched more than 20 district-wide Adobe & ConnectED programs. Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy The government credits the FCC and the E-rate program with some of this success.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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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. They collaborate to make sure the technology and services are meeting their current and future needs.