E-Rate Requests Down for FY 2015

From Electronic Education Report, May 22,2015

The demand for E-Rate funding for the year running July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2106 is $3.92 billion, down almost $900 million from fiscal year 2014. That estimate came in May from the Universal Service Administrative Co., the administrative arm of the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees E-Rate.

Early indications are that the FCC will be able to fully fund, or come close to fully funding, the 48,404 applications filed for fiscal 2015. ...


Districts Benefit from Title I Bump

Districts Benefit from Title I Bump

From Electronic Education Report, April 10, 2015

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, climbed in fiscal year 2014, ended Sept. 30, 2014, to $14.38 billion, up from $13.76 billion in fiscal 2013 when sequester budget cuts took effect.

The 50 school districts that receive the largest Title I allocations were scheduled to receive $3.67 billion of the grants allocated to local...


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 ...