How mobile Wi-Fi hotspots can ease the digital divide in large school districts

by Ryan Johnston • 1 month ago

Cutting EDge Podcast: Students in the 10th largest U.S. school district are gaining internet access with device lending programs at their libraries.

Rosenworcel proposes 'homework gap fund' to address digital disparity in K-12 districts

by Ryan Johnston • 1 month ago

The FCC commissioner said she's concerned her plan may not find traction with the other commissioners.

National broadband coverage grossly over-represented by FCC data, says non-profit

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Researchers claim that industry-supplied data to FCC overstates broadband availability and misleads local policy officials.

In New Mexico, a collective push to close the 'homework gap'

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel met with school and library officials as well as other education stakeholders.

ISTE 2018 provides megaphone for edtech groups

by Patience Wait • 6 months ago

Groups like Common Sense and Future Ready Schools announced their latest efforts to ensure the effective use of technology in education.

CoSN releases updated 'homework gap' toolkit

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

"We wanted it to be as practical as possible," said Sue Bearden, a project manager for the association. The toolkit recommends five direct actions.

Senators propose E-rate eligibility for school bus Wi-Fi

by Patience Wait • 7 months ago

The legislation, aimed at improving internet access for K-12 students, would direct the FCC to add school buses to its broadband discount program.

What K-12 IT directors should expect from upcoming net neutrality changes

by Bob Hand • 7 months ago

Commentary: The FCC's rollback of Obama-era rules takes effect June 11. Here's what district technology leaders need to know — and what they can do to prepare.

North Carolina reaches 100 percent broadband connectivity in K-12 schools

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

State officials initially hoped to achieve this milestone by 2022, but after re-evaluating their approach, they found a way to reach all students in 2018.

Oregon establishes fund-matching program for K-12 broadband services

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

The fund, announced by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, will catalyze up to million in broadband investment in rural Oregon in the first year.

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