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Districts Can Take Action to Support All Students with Data Webinar/Event

May 11, 2016

School districts have a unique responsibility to transform state and federal policies into strategies, practices, and tools that guide teaching and learning in the classroom. Data is a key resource as well as a challenge. Join the Data Quality Campaign (DQC); AASA, the School Superintendents Association; and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion of DQC’s new Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students and how districts can put these priorities to work to help all students excel in school and beyond.

District Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity

District Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity Webinar/Event

April 14, 2016

On May 6, 2016 the Alliance for Excellent education and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) held a webinar on District Strategies for Achieving Digital Equity. With the recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will modernize its Lifeline Program to make high-speed broadband service more affordable for low-income families, digital equity has moved to the forefront of the federal policy agenda.

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Digital Equity

LIFELINE MODERNIZATION: FCC Decision to Modernize Lifeline Program Extends Internet Access to Low-Income Families Article

April 05, 2016

Low-income families will soon be able to purchase reduced internet access thanks to a March 31 vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize its Lifeline program. Previously, the thirty-year-old Lifeline provided a discount on monthly telephone service to eligible low-income households, but it did not support internet access.

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Digital Equity

Gov. Bob Wise on FCC’s Decision to Expand Internet Eligibility for Low-Income Families Press Release

March 31, 2016

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to modernize its Lifeline program to include access to internet for low-income families. Previously, the thirty-year-old Lifeline provided a discount on monthly telephone service to eligible low-income households, but it did not support internet access. In response, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, made the following statement.

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Digital Equity

MODERNIZING LIFELINE: FCC to Consider Proposal to Expand Broadband Access to Low-Income Families Article

March 22, 2016

On March 8, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn unveiled a proposal to modernize the FCC’s Lifeline program to include access to broadband for low-income families. Currently, Lifeline provides a discount on monthly telephone service to eligible low-income households, but it does not support broadband access. The FCC will vote on the proposal during its March 31 meeting.

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