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Rosenworcel proposes 'homework gap fund' to address digital disparity in K-12 districts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The state remains a laggard nationally when it comes to school connectivity, but a partnership with EducationSuperHighway aims to fix that.