- Brainchild Launches Study Buddy Next Generation
- After-School All-Stars Awarded Expansion Grant of $4 Million
- Districts Incorporate myON into Summer Programs
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Higher Ed Market
- EdX Announces New Membership Structure
- Ellucian® and National Student Clearinghouse® Partner on eTranscripts
- PGA TOUR, CDW Announce Return of ShotLink Intelligence Prize
- Pioneer Institutions Join Civitas Learning in Using Advanced Analytics
- Net Texts Introduces Mobile Website, CCSS Search Tool
- CourseTalk adds Middlebury Interactive Languages To Its Online Course Catalog
- CoSN Issues Guidelines on Creating Durable Education Networks
- Chromebook Program in K-12 Schools Up to 50% Less Costly
- Froguts Helps India Implement National Legislation
- ISTE Collaborates with Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
- Hardie Grant Egmont To Sell Capstone Young Readers in Australia
- UMeWorld Launches UMFun to Schools in China
- Follett Invests in Showevidence, Inc.
- HMH Announces Q4 and Full Year 2013 Results
- MasteryConnect Receives Another $3.425 Million from Investors
- Co.lab Announces Second Cohort
- Energize Math Instruction Through Early Numeracy Success
- NSSEA Is Now the Education Market Association
- Honeywell and NASA Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Collaboration with FMA Live!
- Educators Worldwide Participate in Discovery Education's Future@Now
From the Editor
The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Public Notice seeking focused comment on E-Rate modernization. Having considered the more than 1,500 comments and ex parte filings in response to the E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the FCC is now seeking input around three issues: (1) How best to focus E-rate funds on high-capacity broadband, especially high-speed Wi-Fi and internal connections (2) Whether and how the Commission should begin to phase down or phase out support for traditional voice services in order to focus more funding on broadband (3) Whether there are demonstration projects or experiments that the Commission should authorize as part of the E-rate program that would help the Commission test new, innovative ways to maximize cost-effective purchasing in the E-rate program.Read More ›
Voice from the Industry
Technology Tools and Success: Involving the End User in the Decision-Making Process
A. James Colandrea, President and CEO, Rourke Educational Media
When educational technology is your business, sometimes the most challenging part of the process is not the sale. It’s getting the end user to actually use the product to its full extent or to use it correctly.
- To be successful, we need to have the right people involved from the start.
- As educational solution providers, we must help educators understand that the end user has valuable input to share early in the process.
She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community
Hi friends and happy Friday. We surprisingly awoke to 27 degrees and an ice storm Tuesday morning in Houston—this was after I had spent Saturday in 80-degree weather planting for Spring. Yikes! I know there is an end in sight for all of us this winter. I hope you are seeing signs of Spring where you are or, if not, that you are staying warm. It is coming....I just know it! But what is coming for sure is a weekend, so let's focus on that and also on this week's scoops....Read More ›
Funds For Learning — Thursday, March 06, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reform actions under consideration by the agency. Changes are slated for Funding Year 2015. Planning begins this fall, with new changes impacting the flow of funds beginning no earlier than July 1, 2015. The Public Notice requests input from stakeholders, with comments due by April 7, and reply comments due by April 21.Read More ›
Office of the White House — Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The Obama administration continued to prioritize education in the 2015 budget released today by proposing key investments in education that would create opportunity for every child. President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request for $69 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Education Department represents an increase of 2 percent over the previous year’s funding. The lion’s share of the 2015 request for preschool-12 programs — nearly 90 percent of discretionary spending — goes to formula funds that address the needs of disadvantaged poor and minority students, students with disabilities, and English learners. As part of his budget request, President Obama proposed a new initiative called Race to the Top-Equity and Opportunity (RTT-Opportunity), which would create incentives for states and school districts to drive comprehensive change in how states and districts identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps.Read More ›
Scholastic, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from the comprehensive survey Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change. More than 20,000 teachers in all 50 states participated in this research, revealing teachers' views on the rewards and challenges of teaching, the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, how teacher evaluation systems are working, how parents can best support their children's success in school and more.Read More ›