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E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

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Date(s) - 25/07/2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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As the FCC prepares to issue its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and with the recent announcement of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative , education stakeholders are starting to rev up advocacy to improve access to broadband for schools and inform policy makers of connectivity needs around E-Rate. Another driver for broadband adoption in schools is that, particularly in rural and poor areas, our nation’s schools are not ready to deliver online assessments by the 2014 deadline. Schools need high-speed Internet access for delivery of blended, online and digital learning strategies as they recognize their potential to personalize learning to close the achievement gap and get students college and career ready. Join education and broadband telecommunications leaders (including an official from the FCC and two former US Department of Education Directors of Educational Technology) for this first in a series of iNACOL E-Rate 101 webinars to educate and empower education advocates to engage in the E-Rate reform discussion.