Electronic School, September 2001

October marked the deadline for showing compliance—or progress toward compliance—with the federal Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Districts that are not in compliance may lose federal funding, under the provisions created by Congress and implemented by the Federal Communications Commission.

The act requires that school districts demonstrate three things:

1. They have an internet policy in place, and this policy has been shared with students, teachers, and staff;

2. They have implemented


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