Spotlight on E-Rate

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The Education Week Spotlight on E-Rate is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Understanding efforts to modernize and increase funding for E-rate
  • Reviewing the reception of E-rate changes by educator, technology, and library groups
  • Analyzing the winners and losers in E-rate modernization
  • Considering policymakers’ perspectives on E-rate’s relevance

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
August 6, 2014 – Education Week

U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., write that it's time to expand and modernize the country's E-rate program to level the digital playing field for students.
February 19, 2014 – Education Week

Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today.
December 11, 2014 - Digital Education
Reaction to the newly approved funding increase for the federal E-rate program has been mostly positive.
December 11, 2014 - Digital Education
Several organizations are urging the FCC to reconsider its adoption of the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of rural and urban in E-rate discount decisions.
October 27, 2014 - Rural Education
With $2 billion in funding in its first two years, the recently passed E-rate modernization order will be a boon to broadband providers, and a bust for other companies.
July 24, 2014 - Marketplace K-12
In an interview with Education Week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler vows to defend schools' access to a free and open Internet.
July 3, 2014 - Digital Education
Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.
April 10, 2014 - Digital Education

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