"homework gap"

Educators like the FCC's new rural broadband fund proposal

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

If created, the commission would funnel $20.4 million in subsidies to broadband infrastructure projects in underserved rural areas.

FCC considers expanding E-Rate program to student homes

by Ryan Johnston • 3 weeks ago

At the prodding of the Government Accountability Office, educational broadband subsidies could soon extend beyond school grounds.

Five ways to close the homework gap

by Stacey Pusey • 1 month ago

Commentary: By rallying community members and thinking creatively, schools can connect more of their students to the internet.

'Tech for Rural Districts' brings new resources to remote schools

by Katya Schwenk • 2 months ago

"Like a focus group on steroids," a new initiative created by two education groups will provide online resources for remote communities.

FCC reveals plan to license educational spectrum to 5G carriers

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

The commission will hold a vote next month that educators fear will reverse a 50-year tradition prioritizing access for educational institutions.

Hundreds sign petition against FCC's plan to commercialize education's wireless service

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

A wireless internet service currently available primarily to educational institutions could soon be opened up for private industry to monetize.

Turn struggling readers into leaders with assistive technology

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Commentary: edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock explains how resources like audiobooks can empower students to learn more independently.

Edtech leaders praise $250 million 'Digital Equity Act' for state and local government

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

The Digital Equity Act aims to expand internet access to millions more Americans, providing new opportunities to succeed in school and the workforce.

Cybersecurity, budgets top CoSN's 2019 K-12 IT Leadership Survey report

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

Expected findings, like the persistence of cybersecurity, are accompanied by surprises, like a downturn in BYOD and slow growth in online resources.

Lawmakers want the FCC to fund Wi-Fi on school buses

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

New legislation would use E-rate funds to bring internet access to students who may not have connections at home.

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