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Friends remember SETDA director Candice Dodson as an edtech 'powerhouse'

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Friends and colleagues mourning online said Dodson's contributions to education will leave a lasting impact, many renewing their own commitments in her memory.

Educators, governors ask Congress for more remote-education funding

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Several education groups added their name to a letter drafted by the National Governors Association, asking Congress for additional funding to ensure K-12 districts and universities can continue educating students online into the fall.

Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Advocacy groups and educators are calling on Congress to provide unconnected homes with additional resources to ensure education can continue remotely during the pandemic.

Schools may need an extra $5 billion for online learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

To keep students connected to their educations with broadband access and devices during the pandemic, the nonprofit group Funds for Learning predicts an additional $5.25 billion is required.

Lawmakers seek $2 billion E-Rate boost for distance learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

A new House bill aims to increase technology subsidies so schools can provide more Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and internet-connected devices for students.

Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

Broadband's spread is transforming classroom education

by Robert Low • 8 months ago

Commentary: Emerging technologies enabled by high-speed internet connections present both opportunities and challenges to K-12 districts.

FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

Updates to E-Rate are expected to benefit small and rural schools, but districts won't get any extra help when it comes to cybersecurity.

All students need and deserve broadband access, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

Educators visiting Washington this week are called for policymakers to provide high-speed internet service to all students, regardless of neighborhood