A few years ago, we finally got to the point where most school districts had established policies to replace outdated computers. Then along came the recession, and with it, the refresh cycle that CTOs had fought so hard to create.
Districts have a responsibility to demonstrate that they are dependable stewards of the future by protecting the environment-- but boards and communities also require their schools to conserve funding.
This week, CoSN released our key preliminary findings from a nationwide survey about broadband and the E-Rate. Nearly 450 K-12 ed tech leaders representing 44 states participated in the survey and overwhelmingly agreed that the E-Rate is in dire need of reform.
Seventeen years ago, a bipartisan group of legislators thrust American classrooms into the 21st century with their successful championing of the E-Rate – an Internet access program that still brings the world to classrooms and libraries across the United States.