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Federal Communications Commission, 2010
In early 2009, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a National Broadband Plan to ensure every American has "access to broadband capability." Congress also required that this plan include a detailed strategy for achieving affordability and maximizing use of broadband to advance "consumer welfare, civic…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Information Technology, Federal Programs
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Jeneson, Annette; Kirwan, C. Brock; Hopkins, Ramona O.; Wixted, John T.; Squire, Larry R. – Learning & Memory, 2010
It has been suggested that the hippocampus selectively supports recollection and that adjacent cortex in the medial temporal lobe can support familiarity. Alternatively, it has been suggested that the hippocampus supports both recollection and familiarity. We tested these suggestions by assessing the performance of patients with hippocampal…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Patients, Recognition (Psychology), Recall (Psychology)
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Donnelly, Michael P. – Journal of School Choice, 2016
Homeschooling is legal and growing in many countries but is virtually forbidden by law in Germany and a few others. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has reviewed and upheld this ban. Is home education a human right? How do these courts employ their jurisprudence of proportionality to find banning home education does not violate relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
Kelly, David; Clagett, Craig – MAHE Journal, 2001
Describes the Distance Education Center at Frederick Community College (FCC), including its change in focus from supporting online baccalaureate students to increasing enrollment and success in FCC's online courses. Also discusses two evaluative surveys of the program, including issues such as high withdrawal rates and uncertainty about students'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Distance Education, Online Courses, Program Descriptions
Strauss, Karen Peltz – National Council on Disability, 2006
This paper explores the need to adopt legislative and regulatory safeguards to guarantee equal access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and Internet-based technologies. Recommendations include: (1) Communications Access--FCC or Congress: Extend the telecommunications accessibility requirements of Section 255 of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Disabilities, Telecommunications
US House of Representatives, 2005
The purpose of this hearing was to examine the Federal Communications Commission's management and oversight of the E-Rate program. This subcommittee has done much to expose for Congress a range of problems in the E-Rate program management--problems that raise questions about the program's effectiveness and whether the Nation's taxpayers can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Telecommunications, Public Agencies
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Chamberlin, Bill F. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1979
Explores the effectiveness of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) public affairs program regulation through analysis of annual reports for 75 television stations, examining amount of time for public issues programing, amount of local affairs programing, total prime time programing, and whether FCC standards are met. (CWM)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Community Programs, Federal Regulation, Local Issues
Ferris, Charles D. – Today's Education, 1980
The chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) looks at new developments in television and discusses the advantages and problems that may surface with the expansion of television. (CJ)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Childrens Television, Futures (of Society), Programing (Broadcast)
Starr, Michael; Atkin, David – 1989
This paper, maintaining that few areas of federal oversight have been as inconsistently addressed as that involving the regulation of broadcast and wire communication, presents and evaluates a proposal to abolish the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration in favor of a cabinet-level…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1981
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) program for regulating domestic telecommunications common carriers is assessed in this report, and several recommendations are made to the Congress and the FCC for improving the regulatory framework provided by the Communications Act of 1934. A digest of the report and a review of the nation's…
Descriptors: Accounting, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
Czerwinski, Stanley J. – 2001
Under the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) e-rate program, schools and libraries can receive discounts from vendors on the cost of eligible telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections (the equipment needed to deliver these services). The discounts range from 20 to 90 percent, with higher discounts given to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee. – 2001
This report describes the state-mandated review of Florida's child care programs. Florida's community colleges offer a total of six different degree or certificate programs in child care: Child Development and Education; Child Care Center Management; Child Development Early Intervention; Child Care Provider (discontinued in 98-99); Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, College Programs, Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education
Brown, Ric – 1986
Two longitudinal studies were conducted in 1983 and 1986 to evaluate the effectiveness of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) project at Fresno City College (FCC). The EOP&S project is a state-funded program that emphasizes individual tutoring, guidance, learning centers, and other support services in order to increase…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Graduates, Community Colleges
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McGregor, Michael A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1989
Analyzes the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) assignment of renewal expectancy to existing broadcast licensees within the framework of the Commission's ongoing inquiry into the comparative renewal process. Discusses and analyzes the rationales given by the Commission to justify its current policy. Finds only the criteria of excellent…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television, Media Research, Policy Formation
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1990
In the mid-1980s, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) reformed the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) as a liaison between receiver manufacturers and amplitude modulation (AM) broadcasters to promote unity in upgrading AM transmission and reception, and to aid AM in narrowing the sound quality gap with frequency modulation (FM). In…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role, Media Research
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