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  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    September 23, 2013

    California made waves this month when state lawmakers voted to do away with standardized testing for this current school. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    August 19, 2013

    Whiteboard Advisors' John Bailey explains how schools’ use of technology has evolved to a point that necessitates modernizing the E-Rate program. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    August 15, 2013

    As part of Target’s pledge to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015, today Target launched their latest round of Give With Target, a guest-based philanthropic campaign that will give teachers and students the resources and tools they need to start the year off right. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    August 1, 2013

    Following on the heels of last year’s Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition, which awarded grants totaling $383 million to 16 school districts, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched round two of the RTT-D competition this week. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    July 16, 2013

    Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai laid out his vision for a more “student-centered” E-Rate system at the American Enterprise Institute this afternoon.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 2, 2013

    President Obama’s early-childhood education initiative received a nod from Congress this week as the Senate Appropriations panel approved a $1.6 billion increase for Head Start and $750 million to help states improve the quality of their preschool programs.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    July 2, 2013

    President Obama’s early-childhood education initiative received a nod from Congress this week as the Senate Appropriations panel approved a $1.6 billion increase for Head Start and $750 million to help states improve the quality of their preschool programs.  Read more

  • By Erica Price
    July 10, 2013

    E-rate reform may have just gotten even more important.  When Oklahoma announced last week that they wouldn’t be using the PARCC online assessments, broadband and device access (or lack thereof) were cited as major reasons for the decision.  Read more

  • June 4, 2013

    The following issue brief provides important background on the E-rate program, updates, and a high level overview of the FCC's rulemaking process.

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  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    June 3, 2013

    Congress continues to tackle student loans, in an effort to keep rates from doubling on July 1.  Read more

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