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eRate changes prompt new voice options for schools
A founding editor of eSchool Media, Dennis Pierce has spent the last 16 years as an education journalist covering issues such as national policy, school reform, and educational technology. Dennis began as Assistant Editor and is now Editor in Chief, overseeing all content and production for two national news magazines, five weekly newsletters, two daily newsletters, and three websites—with a total reach of nearly 1 million education leaders. Before joining eSchool Media, Dennis taught high school English, math, and SAT prep. He graduated cum laude from Yale University. Follow Dennis via Twitter: @eSN_Dennis

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eRate changes prompt new voice options for schools

If the FCC has its way, the eRate no longer will support voice services within the next five years, including plain old telephone service, toll-free service, and even voice over…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: From 1-to-1 to ‘one to many’

No. 3 on our list of top ed-tech stories for the new school year is the trend toward students using many different devices while at school.…

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New eRate rules invite a new approach: Managed Wi-Fi

The FCC’s extensive eRate overhaul includes a new type of eligible service, managed Wi-Fi, which could lead to more outsourced networks in K-12 schools.…

Digital Issue Article
FCC moves to modernize eRate

In a split decision along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to move ahead with a plan to modernize the eRate by increasing the amount of money…

How-to
A $5 billion bounty: How to use eRate support for Wi-Fi

The FCC’s new eRate rules set aside $5 billion over the next five years for the equipment needed to extend broadband access within schools and libraries, including wireless access points…

Digital Issue Article
Teaching, testing with tablets a key theme at ISTE ’14

This year’s conference from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was the biggest yet, with nearly 20,000 people convening in Atlanta June 28 to July 1 to learn…

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Four special-education innovations from ISTE

A software program that can boost the memory and attention of students with disabilities, called the “most innovative medical advancement of 2012” by the National Institutes of Health, was among…

THE IB AFRICA, EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE 2014 – SPEAKER UPDATE

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS THE IB AFRICA, EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE 16-19 OCTOBER 2014 ROME MARRIOTT PARK HOTEL, ROME International and bilingual education expert Brad Philpot joins line up…

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Shutterfly launches new education service

Shutterfly, the popular online service that enables users to create photo books, cards, and stationery and share these with their friends and family, has launched a new service geared toward…

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New mobile devices for schools shown at ISTE

School leaders now have more choices than ever when rolling out mobile devices for learning, and several of the latest devices for schools were on display at the International Society…

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