Posts Tagged ‘federal school grants’
“The issue is one that school board members and superintendents need to address now”, states Dale Yeager [Head of the School Safety Research Team U.S. Senate].
“As a USDOE recommended resource we monitor this issue for our clients. Most LEAs and districts are only getting a portion of the federal grants that they are entitled to.”
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.