A New Way for Schools to Pay for Technology

By TOD NEWCOMBE From Governing.com APRIL 7, 2014 The federal e-rate program that provides money to schools and libraries for Internet connectivity is about to undergo a major overhaul that could mean the end of subsidies for pagers and mobile phones in favor of broadband wireless infrastructure. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the more »

Second Round of Tech Pilots Opens for Applications

By Kevin Richert From Idaho Education News April 16, 2014 It’s time for Round Two. Schools across Idaho can apply, starting today, for a share of $3 million in technology pilot grant money. Kalyn Hochstrat helps fifth-grader Corina Burr finish a writing assignment at Weiser’s Park Intermediate School — one of the 11 technology pilot more »

Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House

By Alyson Klein From Education Week April 15, 2014 States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week. The measure, which was sponsored by Rep. more »