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School eMail, websites hit by eRate changes

Beginning with the 2015 funding year, eMail, voice mail, and website hosting no longer will be eligible for eRate support. What will this change mean for schools?…

$3,000 to use music to help students love math

The purpose of the Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–2 Teachers program is to incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics.…

Teams compete to solve STEM challenges

The 8th annual Conrad Spirit of Innovation Program (Conrad Challenge), in partnership with Destination Imagination (DI), is a multi-phase, innovation and entrepreneurial competition that challenges students and young adults from…

Grants to build real-world learning challenges with connected environments

The Trust Challenge is the fifth Digital Media and Learning Competition–an open, international invitation to museums, libraries, school districts, schools, community organizations, app developers, researchers, colleges and universities, and other…

Awards for young community activists

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program’s goals are to applaud young people in grades 5-12 who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to…

$250 million for preschool grants

The goal of the Preschool Development Grants competition is to build, develop, and expand voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families. The Preschool Development…

How-to
How to avoid eRate rule violations

The FCC is investing millions of dollars to remove eRate waste, fraud, and abuse. Here's how to make sure you're not caught in its net.…

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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: eRate gets a facelift

No. 2 on our list of key ed-tech trends for the new school year is the dramatic overhaul of the eRate, the nation’s school wiring program.…

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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.…