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‘Bleak Reality’ for Schools in Wake of Net Neutrality Rollback


Michael Kaplun, The Fratelli Group for CoSN, 202-822-9491, mkaplun@fratelli.com


‘Bleak Reality’ for Schools in Wake of Net Neutrality Rollback


Washington, DC (December 14, 2017) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) net neutrality vote:

School Infrastructure Report: Strong Gains in Broadband Connectivity, But Challenges Persist

Majority of school districts today (85 percent) fully meet the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) short-term goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students. However, recurring costs remain the most significant barrier for schools in their efforts to increase connectivity, CoSN revealed today in its 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey Report.

Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Embrace Strategy for Student Data Protections

The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology today announced its support for the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal – a mark of distinction for school systems that have demonstrated a commitment to protecting student data. Identified as a priority in the Commission’s five-year strategic plan, the TLE Seal and data privacy were in focus today at the Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association’s (CTETL) annual conference. Nearly 80 school districts from across Connecticut participated in the event.  

Bridging the Digital Divide’ – California Middle School Wins First-Ever Digital Equity Video Challenge

CoSN today announced that Rancho Minerva Middle School in California’s Vista Unified School District is the winner of the first-ever Digital Equity Student Video Challenge. The school was chosen among more than 50 student groups from across the United States and Canada.

Large District Forum at Annual Conference

While digital transformations are occurring in school districts of all sizes, large districts face specific challenges such as scaling of projects, communications, and silo departmental structures. The Large District Forum is an opportunity to share information with your colleagues, identify ways to overcome these challenges, maximize your investment in technology, and achieve success in transforming learning.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am

School Technology Makes Progress, Yet Challenges Remain—CoSN’s 2016 Infrastructure Survey

School systems in the United States are making progress in increasing broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi in classrooms. However, significant hurdles remain before all students are able to experience a digitally-enabled learning environment. These are the findings revealed today in CoSN’s 2016 Annual Infrastructure Survey, a report conducted in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and MDR.

New Report Looks At ‘Students as Digital Creators’ in Today’s Learning Cultures

Washington, DC (April 26, 2016) – From building learning apps and games to digital design and innovations, schools are increasingly becoming nerve centers for creativity.

In a new EdTechNext report issued today, Students as Digital Creators, CoSN examines this transformation in school systems nationwide – and how they are proving beneficial to students and educators.