The massive relief package does not include new dedicated funding for the E-rate program, which some lawmakers and tech advocates had sought.
The sudden influx of thousands of new users is squeezing some ed-tech nonprofits’ ability to deliver their services, prompting them to ask for more funding.
As schools across the world turn to virtual learning during the coronavirus, some ed-tech organizations believe they could fare well in the long term.
Education businesses are ramping up technologies for remote work, reassigning workers to different tasks, and keeping an eye on employees’ mental well-being.
Service providers can now offer free Internet and other technologies to schools through Sept. 30, said the FCC.
As districts grapple with shutdowns caused by the coronavirus, companies are developing new strategies for inbound inquiries, social-media messaging, and product development.
The Waldron Charitable Fund is offering a total of $1 million in grants to nonprofits around the country disrupted by coronavirus-related school closures.
As the coronavirus crisis takes hold, companies reaching out to districts need to act with empathy, smarts, and sensitivity.
Many school districts say they lack the ability to provide broad-based e-learning during the ongoing public-health crisis, according to a new Education Week Research Center survey.
Highline Public Schools chief Susan Enfield’s district is weighing how to provide print and online resources to students during the coronavirus outbreak, but she’s heard enough from companies marketing their products.