The FCC is rewriting the E-rate program guidelines after more than 15 years to better suit the needs of today’s schools. The new rules will try to get funding out the door faster, make purchasing more cost effective and streamline the application process for schools.
If Project K-Nect is proof that at-risk kids benefit from access to smart phones (many of them, the founder Shawn Gross says, have gone on to take Advanced Placement math classes), what happens to those who don’t have smart phones? A reader asks: My question for the group discussion is that because many of my … Continue reading Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones for Kids? →
The FCC’s announcement yesterday that it will boost its E-Rate program came as big news in the education space. An article on Wired provides some context. The program will allow schools to use federal technology funds known as E-rate to hook up to unused fiber optic cables to provide speeds up to 1 Gbps to … Continue reading FCC’s E-Rate Program Firing Up School Networks →