Category Archives: digital equity

ECF Application Window Countdown: 8 Days to Window Close

The second Emergency Connectivity Fund Program application filing window is open for schools and libraries to request funding for connected devices and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons for the current 2021-22 school year. … Continue reading

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FCC announces over $5 billion in funding requests for the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program and opens a second application window

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it has received requests for $5.137 billion to fund 9.1 million connected devices and 5.4 million broadband connections as part of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. The first … Continue reading

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Senators Murray (WA) Portman (OH) to Reintroduce The Digital Equity Act 2021

Closing the digital divide has always been an urgent priority, but COVID-19 has shone a harsh light on existing inequities, further demonstrating the need for legislation like the Digital Equity Act. Digital equity is about ensuring everyone – no matter … Continue reading

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Learn About and Participate in Framing the Evidence – A SETDA program

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) launched the Framing the Evidence program in 2019 to help schools better gauge the effectiveness of technology used for teaching and learning. Due to COVID, many schools shifted to remote and hybrid learning strategies … Continue reading

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Public Comment sought on Refresh of Digital Literacy Standards (Ed 306.42)

Last year, a committee worked on drafting possible language for an update of our current ICT Literacy Standards, which were last adopted in 2005. These program standards are in need of refresh for several reasons. They are old, last updated … Continue reading

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Please Send Your Support for High Speed Bandwidth

Many of you have benefited from prior Digital Wish efforts. : ) The lack of high speed bandwidth in part of New Hampshire has become VERY obvious and an enormous obstacle to the remote learning effort that has been requested … Continue reading

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New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative working with EducationSuperHighway on NH Progress Report

As you may already know, the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative has been working for the past several years on upgrading broadband to schools and communities throughout New Hampshire. We are trying to leverage our e-rate funds to increase broadband … Continue reading

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New Year, New Census, New Resources: Happy 2020!

2020 is here! Are you looking for ways to get your classroom involved in preparing for the upcoming census? The Statistics in Schools (SIS) program is here to help make teaching about this once-a-decade opportunity easy and fun. The Importance … Continue reading

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Kajeet Launches #ConnectEdNow Campaign to Increase Affordable Connectivity to K-12 Schools and Districts

Kajeet®, the nation’s leader for safe, affordable K-12 mobile solutions, announces the ConnectEdNow™ campaign to connect every student, school, and district. The ConnectEdNow campaign is a new, affordable connectivity solution designed to provide students the Internet access and online resources … Continue reading

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