Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

Common Core Assessment Products Now Make Up Largest Sector of K–12 Tech Market (EdTech Focus on K-12)

Posted on December 15th, 2014

The shift to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in K–12 schools across the country has raised the software assessment industry to new heights. Common Core has been adopted by 43 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to the program’s website. These voluntary K–12 benchmarks are designed to keep U.S. schools globally...

Ed Tech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by $1.5 Billion a Year (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on December 12th, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to increase the E-rate fund by $1.5 billion annually. According to a release from the FCC, the decision will allow the United States to expand high-speed WiFi access to 43.5 million additional students, more than 101,000 additional schools and nearly 16,000 additional libraries. To pay for...

FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition (Center for Digital Education)

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Their mission was the same: Help all students learn by providing them greater access to broadband in schools and libraries. But members of the Federal Communications Commission sharply disagreed about how to carry out that mission. The three Democrat commissioners wanted to increase the E-rate spending cap permanently by $1.5 billion to...

Historic E-rate Vote Reaction: Applause, Relief, Excitement (Education Week)

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Reaction from educator, technology, and library groups—almost all of it positive—has been pouring in following Thursday’s big, contentious, party-line vote by the Federal Communications Commission to raise the overall spending cap on the federal E-rate program. The program provides technology funds for schools and libraries. The annual cap on those funds, long...

FCC Increases E-Rate Funding Cap to $3.9 Billion (edSurge)

Posted on December 11th, 2014

FUNDING TECH IN SCHOOLS: On December 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an increase of E-Rate’s $2.4 billion funding cap by $1.5 billion. The increase makes the program the third largest source of federal funding for schools. The additional funding will come from telephone service fees, which will increase by $1.90 per...

FCC Pumps Additional $1.5B Into E-Rate Funding (Education Dive)

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Dive Brief: The Federal Communications Commission is pumping up funding for the federal E-Rate program by $1.5 billion. A 3-2 vote by the FCC’s commissioners raised the program’s funding cap to $3.9 billion, in line with a proposal released in November. Schools’ telephone service fees will also rise $1.90 per year per line as...

Playing games: It’s all in a day’s work (Wisconsin State Journal)

Posted on December 8th, 2014

If it sometimes seems Madison’s tech community is all about fun and games — well, yes, it is. Digital games, that is, for fun, education and workplace training. And Madison-area game companies are making their mark in prestigious ways, such as having a hand in “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” “the biggest...

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