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Special Education: FEDERAL SCHOOL FUNDING CRISIS FOR ALL LOCAL DISTRICTS

School-Funding SERAPH

School-Funding SERAPH

 

The current influx of undocumented immigrant children from Central and South America has created a financial crisis for school districts throughout the United States.

 
Headlines from nation’s newspapers tell the tale of financial stress as school districts’ seek aide from the federal government.

 

  • Illegal border children taxing resources inside U.S. schools USA TODAY
  • Illegal Immigrant Children In The Classroom, Schools Brace For 50,000 New Students
  • Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M

 

FCC to Spend $2 Billion to Improve Wi-Fi in Schools

Schools Wi-Fi

Schools Wi-Fi

 

The Federal Communications Commission plans to spend $2 billion in the next two years to ensure American students have access to fast Wi-Fi networks at schools and libraries.

 
Schools have complained for years that their Internet connections are too slow to take advantage of new educational tools. Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his long-awaited plan to revamp the E-Rate program, which funds communications services at schools and libraries. The FCC plans to spend $1 billion in both 2015 and 2016 to connect an additional 10 million students to Wi-Fi, and will wind down funding for landlines, pagers and other non-broadband services.