Following the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to review and modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries pay for Internet access, the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) has petitioned the FCC to now establish a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to review and modernize the E-rate program with the goal of increasing broadband capacity, maximizing cost-effective purchasing, and streamlining program administration.
A Montana school district is looking to save more than $140,000 per year through improvements made to 12 of its school buildings -- improvements that are designed to make them more energy-efficient. The changes, which will be finished by the end of 2013, will come at no up-front cost to the district.
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media have named the 16 winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge.
More than 50 national organizations representing a wide range of educational interest groups have submitted a joint letter encouraging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take "swift action" to implement President Obama's ConnectED initiative.
When it comes to technology projects, the value of an investment should be defined by its educational return, not its financial return.
- By Keith R. Krueger
E-rate consultancy Funds for Learning has begun a campaign to encourage the Federal Communications Commission to update its program for placing Internet access into schools and libraries.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Samsung has launched a new technology bundle designed for education. Samsung School is a solution that's built around Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, an Android-based tablet, which connects to other technologies through Samsung's classroom software.
Dell is running its second Education Challenge, which will be awarding $30,000 in cash prizes as well as mentoring to university and college students who have workable ideas for improving the education experience for K-12 students.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation has received a $760,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support 500 new and existing VEX Robotic Competition teams, enhance the foundation's volunteer community, and fund a new VRC Texas Online Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition mobile event trailer.