The E-rate program will continue to run as scheduled regardless of whether parts or all of the Federal Communications Commission are shut down, Funds For Learning reports.
On January 3rd, the FCC suspended operations as part of a partial government shutdown, however officials say schools applying for E-rate funds should continue to follow the application process. According to Funds For Learning, this means:
Facebook's latest tool has internet safety for youngsters in mind. Facebook announced in early December that their new Messenger Kids app would allow trusted adults to sign up kids as young as six for the text and video messaging platform that works on tablets and smartphones, EdSurge reports.
Efforts to close the digital divide at the school level have been largely successful, but for many students, the divide in connectivity still exists at home.
In an effort to tackle this homework gap, Google has extended a $500,000 grant and support to the National AfterSchool Association to help deliver ed tech to students in underserved communities.