Washington Post

Congressional fight over funding for digital learning could leave behind as many as 15 million kids

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps many schools at least partially online, educators are scrambling to ensure both students and teachers can connect to the Internet. But so far the two parties can't agree on how to make that happen, potentially leaving more than 15 million children without a way to learn this fall.

Trump administration is crippling international Internet freedom effort by withholding funds, officials say

The Trump administration is withholding $20 million in funding approved by Congress for a US Internet freedom organization, forcing the cutoff of tools used by tens of millions of people worldwide to access the Internet and uncensored news through the Voice of America, officials said. Laura Cunningham, the head of the Washington-based Open Technology Fund, said that it is being forced to halt 49 of the fund’s 60 Internet freedom projects.