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Pandemic's disruption gave universities time to regroup on tech

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Despite technical and accessibility challenges, many educational technology leaders said the coronavirus pandemic afforded them a chance to rethink models that've needed refreshing for decades.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.

'Homework gap' prompts K-12 teachers to skip some assignments

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

New survey results from Common Sense Media show that still some 12 million students in the U.S. lack access to broadband internet.

Buffalo schools build Wi-Fi network targeting 'homework gap'

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

The new wireless is network is expected to reach the homes of approximately 5,500 students, providing new educational opportunities after school.

Educators like the FCC's new rural broadband fund proposal

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 year 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 • 1 year ago

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

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

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

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

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