From the Editor

Anne Wujcik, EditorRegulatory decisions and legislation continue to move forward.

The Federal Communications Commission approved net neutrality rules on a 3-2 partisan vote this Thursday.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass the Student Success Act today on a purely partisan basis.

The Senate HELP committee continues to work toward fielding a bipartisan reauthorization bill, but it's slow going.

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Voice from the Field

Eliot Levinson, CEO of BLEgroupA View From the Schools: Procuring and Implementing Digital Materials—What We Want Vendors to Know

This article on procurement is a summary of a panel presentation Eliot Levinson, CEO of BLEgroup, coordinated at the CELT Summit on Procurement and Implementation. Hear a variety of approaches that the following leading-edge education decision-makers are using to address procurement and implementation of digital content:

  • Jeff Mao, Senior Director of Learning Solutions, Common Sense Education, and former Director of MLTI in Maine
  • Amy Creeden, Director of the Race to the Top Grant in Middletown, New York
  • Sheryl Abshire, CIO, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, and former member of the E-rate board
  • Manuel Isquierdo, former Superintendent, Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona
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She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community

Vicki Smith BighamWell, here we are closing out February, friends—time is flying by in this new year. Before you start your weekend, take a moment to check out my scoops, a combination of good and also sad news of our colleagues and friends....

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Fourth Annual Digital Learning Day Scheduled for March 13

School leaders and teachers from four innovative school districts will join thousands of teachers in Washington, DC, for the fourth annual Digital Learning Day on Friday, March 13, the Alliance for Excellent Education announced today. Concurrently, tens of thousands of teachers, librarians, and administrators in all fifty states and the District of Columbia will celebrate and showcase their best uses of technology for learning through hundreds of local events in their own schools and classrooms.

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4-H To Empower More Hispanic Youth Thanks to $2 Million Grant from The New York Life Foundation

National 4-H Council announced today it has received a three year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful 4-H Juntos program - expanding the program into three new markets and enhancing the curriculum to include financial literacy education. The 4-H Juntos program engages Hispanic eighth- and ninth-graders who are struggling in school and are economically disadvantaged, equips students for success in high school and involves their parents to help ensure sustainable success.

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