Education technology

Facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources

Benton Foundation, EducationSuperHighway Highlight E-rate Administration Flaws

The Benton Foundation and EducationSuperHighway met with Federal Communications Commission Wireline Competition Bureau staff and separately with legal advisors to Chairman Pai and Commissioners Rosenworcel and Starks on March 7, 2019, to discuss a

Let’s Give Schools a Tool to Solve the Homework Gap

One of the most disturbing aspects of the digital divide is the “homework gap.” The term – first coined by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel – describes the situation faced by the estimated 12 million students that cannot complete their

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Put Wi-Fi on School Buses and Help Close the Digital Divide

Sen Tom Udall (D-NM) and Reps Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Deb Haaland (D-NM) introduced a bill to make it easier to put wireless internet on school buses in order to help students without broadband access at home get online to study, learn, an

Hundreds of 2018 E-rate Applications Still in Limbo

Even as the 2019 E-rate season gets underway, hundreds of school and library applicants are still waiting to learn if they will receive the funding they requested in 2018, the result of an application-review process some observers deride as cumber

The Need to Connect: Students in Rural US Struggle Accessing Technology, Hurting Their Abilities to Learn

High school students in rural parts of the US face significant challenges accessing technology that may adversely affect their learning — access that students in more populated parts of the country and policymakers may take for granted, according

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Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition 

Date: 
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:00

"Window of Opportunity" will shine a light on the immense potential of the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) to address rural broadband access in even the most remote areas. The event includes an expert panel of current EBS license-holders and other groups using EBS to end the homework gap and digital divide as well as educators, rural Tribal Nations, and commercial partners seeking access to new EBS licenses. Panelists will share their success stories, and discuss how policymakers can enable others to follow suit:



FCC Releases Report on E-Rate Category 2 Budgets

Since 1998, the E-Rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal support mechanism) has provided support for connectivity to and within schools and libraries.

Alaska Schools Get Faster Internet -- Partly Thanks to Global Warming

Three districts in northwestern Alaska are pioneering a high-speed fiber-optic cable connection that has the potential to transform how education is delivered in the state—and shrink a connectivity gap between rural Alaska and the majority of Amer

Schools, Libraries are Obvious Setting for Telehealth

When communities design broadband infrastructure to facilitate healthcare and telehealth delivery, they obviously plan to connect medical practitioners’ hospitals, offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

After being criticized for charging a new fee that could kill a free texting service for teachers and students, Verizon is trying to deflect blame.