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July 20, 2013

iNACOL Webinar | E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

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International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

What is E-Rate? How do current law and regulation impact broadband connectivity for schools? What is the status of efforts to update E-Rate?
Thursday, July 25th, 4:00p – 5:00p ET (register)
As the FCC prepares to issue its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and with the recent announcement of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative , education stakeholders are starting to rev up advocacy to improve access to broadband for schools and inform policy makers of connectivity needs around E-Rate. Another driver for broadband adoption in schools is that, particularly in rural and poor areas, our nation’s schools are not ready to deliver online assessments by the 2014 deadline. Schools need high-speed Internet access for delivery of blended, online and digital learning strategies as they recognize their potential to personalize learning to close the achievement gap and get students college and career ready. Join education and broadband telecommunications leaders (including an official from the FCC and two former US Department of Education Directors of Educational Technology) for this first in a series of iNACOL E-Rate 101 webinars to educate and empower education advocates to engage in the E-Rate reform discussion.
  • Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL
  • Lisa Hone, Deputy Division Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now!
  • Jon Bernstein, Co-Chair, EdLINC Coalition
This webinar is free to attend, but please RSVP to receive final details and login information.

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