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The E-rate Program Today

A program that has already helped thousands of schools and how it can help your district. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington The federal E-rate program provides discounts on Internet access and Wi-Fi networks for K-12 schools and public libraries. … Continue reading

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Laying the Groundwork

FCC’s E-Rate program closes the Wi-Fi gap and opens up digital learning environments. GUEST COLUMN | by Shane Buckley Over the next several years, the education industry will see a major shift. The implementation of new standards, the move to … Continue reading

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E-Rate Update

The program’s guidelines haven’t been updated since its 1996 introduction.   GUEST COLUMN | by Cathy Cruzan On March 6, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reforms under consideration by the agency. The notice … Continue reading

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A Time for Action

Welcome to the new world of E-rate. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington This year’s Digital Learning Day marked a significant announcement from the FCC about coming changes to the E-rate program. Chairman Thomas Wheeler outlined the current issues with … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Policy Summit

Here’s a big one for edtech leadership: the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Digital Textbook Playbook

A guide for K-12 educators and administrators to begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country, the playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend … Continue reading

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