As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Evan Marwell shares his opinions on how the recent E-rate vote will affect broadband subsidies in American schools — and tells how educators can continue to push the FCC to raise the E-rate funding cap.
In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.
In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.
A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.
An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.
The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.
Kajeet reported that its 4G access points, designed to provide underprivileged students with access to the Internet at home, are now available for Title I funding. The company also released a Title I funding resource in conjunction with the Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association.
To apply, schools will need to provide details on how they would use the grant to innovate through software, support services or curriculum. The deadline for submitting an application is July 31.
- By Christopher Piehler
A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.