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[POLITICO Morning Education]Schools Ask FCC to Use Federal Program To Fund Home Internet Access for Students

More than 7,500 district superintendents, school board members, principals, teachers, parents and others are urging the FCC to allow the federal E-rate program to fund home internet access for more than 50 million students nationwide who are now learning outside of school because of the coronavirus.

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[Bloomberg Law] Homework Gap’ Spurs Call for FCC to Boost Pupils’ Home Internet

School leaders across the country are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to direct money from a program for internet access on campuses to millions of students who now find themselves learning at home. The FCC should allow funds from the federal E-rate program to support online learning for those students, more than 7,500 educators…

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[Hechinger Report] Future of Learning

As schools across the Washington, D.C. metro area announced closures, Siobhan Davenport and her colleagues at Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (CSGW), a nonprofit that seeks to empower teen girls, began receiving dozens of calls and messages from middle- and high-school girls concerned about how the novel coronavirus would impact them.

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[T.H.E Journal] Educators Implore FCC to Cover Home Internet in E-rate Expansion

It’s time for E-rate to cover the cost of home internet access. That’s the word from 7,664 teachers, education IT people, principals and superintendents who have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commission to make E-rate funds available to help schools and districts “equip” students with home internet access.

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[Skyward] The Future-Ready Progress Report

District leaders find themselves challenged to forecast the future. Which career paths are students likely to pursue after they walk the graduation stage? With technology evolving at a breakneck speed, knowing where to invest precious budget dollars is an ever-increasing challenge. Next, district leaders must rally the community around the path they’ve calculated is the…

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[Tech & Learning] Future Ready Schools Launches New Program for School Board Members

Future Ready Schools® today announced a new program for school board members that will be developed by FRS practitioners in conjunction with the National School Boards Association

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[Education Dive] Future Ready Schools partnership to strengthen school boards

Future Ready Schools, an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), announced a new partnership with the National School Boards Association to provide school board members with tools around budgeting, resources, professional learning and leadership, among other areas.

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Future Ready Schools Launches New Program for School Board Members

Supported by Konica Minolta, FRS-School Boards is Latest Expansion of All4Ed-Led National Network of 3,400 School Districts WASHINGTON, DC—Future Ready Schools® (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), today announced a new program for school board members. Supported with funding from Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), FRS-School Boards will…

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Future Ready Schools® Launches New Network for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Educators

WASHINGTON, DC—School and school district leaders in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania are invited to join an emerging network of innovative educators focused on creating more engaging learning environments for students. Announced today by Future Ready Schools®(FRS)—an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education—the FRS West Virginia and Pennsylvania (WVPA) Collaborative will improve educational opportunities…

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Collaborating, Curating, and OER:  BCPS School Librarian and Teacher Partnerships

The Future Ready Librarians (FRL) framework supports our continuing efforts to develop purposeful partnerships between school librarians and teachers and to connect our school libraries to classrooms.  To deepen learning on curation and building instructional partnerships we recently launched a professional learning opportunity for collaborative teams consisting of school librarians and teachers.  Our school librarians…

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Future Ready Schools® Announces Two California Workshops for District and School Leaders

Free Workshops to Provide Opportunities for California’s Educators to Learn, Network, and Collaborate On November 27, 2018, Future Ready Schools® (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed)—announced two free workshops in December that will bring together educators from across California to learn how to create more engaging learning environments for students. Supported by Discovery…

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Future Ready Schools® Announces Five Regional Institutes for District and School Leaders

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) today announced a series of free regional events to support school and district leaders in creating policies, procedures, and practices that transform teaching and learning. These five FRS “institutes” will feature professional learning for superintendents, district leaders, principals, teacher leaders, and instructional coaches, IT directors, and librarians/media specialists. To date, FRS…

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