Tags digital equity

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.

Future Farmers of America, Microsoft to develop tech-based agricultural curriculum

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The three-year partnership with Microsoft aims to bring agricultural education into the 21st century. It will kick off at the FFA's annual convention in October.

​California making headway on plans for first fully online community college

by Ryan Duffy • 5 months ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown shared details about how his state is getting closer to rolling out its first fully online community college.

Microsoft to invest $1.5 millions in Computer Science Teachers Association

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The investment will act as "seed money" for the K-12 association and will be distributed over three years, Microsoft officials said.

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.

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.

Education Department to assist school IT professionals with digital accessibility

by Emily Tate • 7 months ago

The Office for Civil Rights will help IT leaders from K-12, higher ed and libraries make their websites and online programs more accessible.

Alaska ramps up efforts to close broadband gap in K-12 schools

by Emily Tate • 7 months ago

The state remains a laggard nationally when it comes to school connectivity, but a partnership with EducationSuperHighway aims to fix that.

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