An EdWeek Market Brief survey reveals worries among K-12 officials about the influence of technology, as districts put the worst of the pandemic further behind them.
The state program uses federal stimulus aid to award grants of up to $1,000 per child and $3,000 per family.
An EdWeek Market Brief survey looks into how much districts are spending on difference types of devices the funding sources they count on.
Districts’ internet connectivity has vastly improved, but the sheer number of tech devices and tools that operate on them is creating new needs.
West Virginia’s state E-rate coordinator talks about the investments school districts are making in connectivity for schools, and for students’ homes.
Newly proposed federal rules would overhaul the process for making awards through the federal program, which aims to improve school and library internet connectivity.
One rural school district in Texas says that satellite internet is helping bridge gaps with rural students who don’t have access to a landline.
The Federal Communications Commission’s second application window for its $7 billion, out-of-school connectivity fund is — at least for now — focused on supporting future tech purchases, not reimbursing costs incurred early in the pandemic.
EdWeek Market Brief surveyed district administrators on how they plan to spend new stimulus funds focused on out-of-school internet connectivity needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more companies to consider how useful their classroom tech is to parents — not just teachers.