Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission called for creating an “E-rate 2.0” and said that the pressures that are being put on school districts by the common-core online assessments, and an overall, increasing emphasis on Web-based learning have put on strain on districts’ online capacity.
Eighty percent of the nation’s schools and libraries today say that their broadband connections do not meet their needs, the commissioner told attendees at an event arranged by the Consortium for School Networking, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association, in coordination withthe Software and Information Industry Association’s Ed Tech Government Forum.
“Let’s be honest,” she said, according to a FCC-provided copy of her remarks. “Those needs are only going to grow. School administrators are facing tough choices about limited bandwidth in the classroom. How to divvy it up, what grades and classrooms get it, and what programs they can run on it.” Click Here to Read Full Article