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School Technology Leaders Applaud Senate Approval of Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality

Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate approval for a resolution to restore net neutrality:  

“Today’s successful vote was a vote with students, teachers and administrators top of mind. This is the first step in ensuring a level broadband playing field for schools in small, large, rural and urban communities nationwide.

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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.  
 
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