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Pandemic relief bill 'doesn't go far enough' for higher education

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

Policy experts said that although the aid is welcome, the pandemic's mark on higher education will last longer than the funding provided by the latest federal relief.

FCC denies educators' request for exclusive access to Educational Broadband Service

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

The FCC will stick with its 2019 decision to license wireless spectrum historically reserved for educational institutions to private carriers building 5G networks.

Biden focus on higher education could help institutions survive pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 9 months ago

Education policy experts said the president-elect's agenda could alleviate challenges that the Trump administration has not addressed.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.

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