FCC Investment in Connectivity Applauded

The Federal Communications Commission in January made plans to invest $2 billion over the next two years to expand high-speed Internet connectivity for schools and libraries, in line with the Obama ConnectED initiative. The White House says the new effort will bring America close to giving 99 percent of schoolchildren Internet access within five years.

Funding for new investments in high-speed Internet will come from reprioritizing existing E-Rate funds to focus on high-capacity Internet conne...


District RTT Awards $120 Million to Five Winners

From Electronic Education Report , January 3, 2014

The Department of Education in December awarded $120 million to five grantees in the second round of its district-level Race to the Top competition. The winners are:



Clarendon County School District Two (consortium of four rural districts), South Carolina, $25 million; Clarksdale Municipal School District, Mississippi, $10 million; Houston Independent School District, Texas, $30 million; Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (consortium ...