The consumer protection agency vowed to keep checks on an industry it said is “dominated by the commercial surveillance business model.”
The funding is part of a $7 billion federal stimulus measure created last year to boost student and teacher connectivity away from school.
Newly proposed federal rules would overhaul the process for making awards through the federal program, which aims to improve school and library internet connectivity.
School districts are moving quickly to hire tutoring companies — in some cases, several of them — to shore up student academic challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.
EdWeek Market Brief takes an inside look at how a South Carolina district is spending on revamped internet connectivity, and the implications for ed-tech vendors.
Backed with unprecedented federal funding to weather the pandemic, states collectively spent an estimated $483 billion on K-12 during fiscal 2021, a year-over-year increase of 12.3 percent, according to a new analysis.
Across the country, school districts are plowing their share of federal stimulus aid into ambitious projects meant to counter problems brought on by the pandemic.
A school system in Texas has issued an RFP for districtwide network refresh projects, while a district in South Carolina looks for radio communication services.
K-12 leaders have access to an historic amount of emergency federal funding, but they have concerns about how they should put that money to the best use.
The vast majority of school districts using the $4 billion E-Rate program will need to upgrade their on-campus internet in the next three years, according to a new analysis.