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Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2010
In its role helping the nation's schools connect to the Internet and other telecommunications services, the "E-rate" has been among the most consistent of federal programs. Funding for the "education rate" program has held at about $2.25 billion a year since it was created under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and it covers…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Internet, Federal Legislation
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Martinez-Marrero, Isandra; Estrada-Hernandez, Noel – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2008
Professionals in the field of education emphasize post-secondary education as "the other transition" for students with disabilities. Although literature is accumulating about the integration and use of assistive technologies (AT) for students with disabilities in educational settings, greater emphasis has been placed on K-12 than…
Descriptors: College Students, Written Language, Language Impairments, Educational Technology
Education Week, 2007
"Technology Counts 2007" looks back, and ahead, after a decade of enormous upheaval in the educational technology landscape. This special issue of "Education Week" includes the following articles: (1) A Digital Decade; (2) Getting Up to Speed (Andrew Trotter); (3) E-Rate's Imprint Seen in Schools (Andrew Trotter); (4) Teaching…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Teaching Assistants, Educational Technology, Internet
National Council on Disability, 2006
This report's 13 chapters address disability statistics and research, major trends, statistics, civil rights, Education, health, and long-term services and supports, children and youth, employment and the workforce development system, welfare reform, housing, transportation, assistive technology and telecommunications, international affairs, and…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Public Agencies, Educational Technology, Courts
Carvin, Andy – MultiMedia Schools, 2000
Discusses the E-Rate, a program from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that offers a discounted rate to schools and libraries wanting to connect to the Internet. Topics include changes in school district planning practices; the effects of politics, administrative priorities, and community concerns; and technology planning and integration. (LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Issues
Crowe, Thomas K. – Technology Connection, 1998
In the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish the Universal Service program to provide financial support for communications services for all K-12 schools/libraries. A Washington telecommunications attorney discusses eligible services and the application process, and offers tips…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Salomon, Kenneth D.; Gray, Todd D. – 1996
The enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 contains a number of provisions that clearly affect community college and university use of telecommunications and information services. The Telecommunications Act expands the concept of universal service, or the idea that all Americans should have access to basic telephone service; requires…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Educational Legislation