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June 23, 2014 02:43 pm

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FCC Chairman Wheeler releases E-Rate, Wi-Fi proposal


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Tom Wheeler calls for $1 Billion to close the Wi-Fi gap for over 10 million students in his proposal to reform E-rate. Federal Communications Commission Read President of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia Bob Wise’s response to Wheeler’s letter

What every student and teacher needs to know about their digital citizenship eSchoolNews

Montgomery County, MD schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr presents a plan for more experts and help for struggling students in efforts to boost high school math performances The Washington Post

U.S. Dept. of Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke to at the National Convention of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) on the importance of a parents’ involvement in a child’s education. HomeRoom Dept of Education

While you’re reading that, be sure to check out our Core Matter blog series. The latest post from Delia Pompa, senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza talks about the important role parents play in closing the educational gap for Latino students

Implementing Common Core State Standards means investing edtech spending, which in turn is an investment in the future Education Week

Questions continue about the diversity and fairness of admissions for black and Latino students to New York’s top public schools The New York Times

One Swiss firm is putting $10 million toward a new education initiative that will select 100 black and Latino male students from high schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and guide them through their college years toward graduation in efforts to improve education equity. The Wall Street Journal

Legislators, teachers, parents and school officials in Virginia agree more than ever that education reform is needed in the state. The Daily Press

 

 

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