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E-Rate Bulletins 2013

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E-rate Program Dogged By Concerns (Third in a three-part series)
Government regulators see 'non-compliance' among some Jewish schools but no fraud charges.
(more) 02/22/2013
How Do Haredi Schools Get All That Money? (Second in a three-part series)
Service providers haul in millions in tech funds for schools and libraries, but some don't even have websites.
(more) 02/19/2013
Haredi Schools Reap Millions In Federal Tech Funds (First in a three-part series)
How does a community that rails against the Web pull in $30 million in one year for its schools from the E-rate program?
(more) 02/15/2013
Major FCC Reforms to Lifeline Program on Schedule to Save More than $2 Billion by End of 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today the FCC announced that savings from its comprehensive reform of Lifeline are on track to reach at least an additional $400 million in 2013, adding to the more than $214 million saved in 2012 by cutting waste, fraud, and abuse.
(more) 02/12/2013
Orthodox Jewish Groups Exploit E-Rate Library Subsidy Program
Internet Cafes Get Cash. But What Makes Them Libraries? Down a gritty dead-end alley in ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, past a loading dock and a couple of dumpsters, a set of stairs leads up to a small room with bare walls and a dozen computers.
(more) 02/05/2013
Proposed New Federal Legislation to Support Technology Readiness for Digital Learning and Online Assessment
U.S. Representative George Miller (CA) today introduced "The Transforming Education Through Technology Act" (H.R. 521) to help ensure the nation's elementary and secondary schools have access to the technology infrastructure, applications and professional support needed for digital learning and online assessment. Congressman Miller is Ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee, coauthor of the No Child Left Behind Act, and was recently recognized for his leadership in education technology.
(more) 02/05/2013
Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks
The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month.
(more) 02/03/2013
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's
Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald's restaurant—not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of the few places in this southern Alabama city of 4,000 where he can get online access free once the public library closes.
(more) 01/29/2013
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's
Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald's restaurant—not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of the few places in this southern Alabama city of 4,000 where he can get online access free once the public library closes.
(more) 01/29/2013
 
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