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WATCH: Iowa's 1:1 Learning Initiative
By Jeremy Thacker

Iowa is committed to improving education statewide through broadband expansion.

Many school districts are already adopting 1-to-1 (1:1) initiatives to ensure students have direct around-the-clock access to learning and resources.

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WATCH: Alaska's "Talk Story Write Story" Experience
By Connected Nation

Contributor: Katie Paglini

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Online Tutor Training Program available from Tennessee Literacy Coalition
By Jennifer Cobb

About 50% of unemployed adults nationwide read at the lowest literacy levels according to the Department of Labor. Twenty-eight percent of Tennessee adults 25 years or older who have less than a high school diploma are living at or below the poverty level. Of these individuals, 12.5% (or 1 in 8 adult Tennesseans) are functionally illiterate - meaning that they can barely read, if at all.

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Technology Making a Difference in Minnesota Schools
By Wil Payton

It’s Education Month at Connect Minnesota and we are highlighting how Minnesota schools are actively engaging technology to prepare students to succeed in school and career pursuits.

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Integrating Digital Age Technology In Education: A Michigan Perspective
By Wil Payton

It’s Education Month at Connect Michigan and we are highlighting how Michigan schools are actively engaging technology to prepare students to succeed in school and career pursuits.

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Opportunity to weigh in with FCC on E-Rate reform ends soon
By Phillip Brown

On July 19th, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to begin modernizing the education portion of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as the “E-Rate” program. This is the latest in a continuing effort by the Commission to shift the USF solidly towards promoting broadband in America.

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Technology in Education at East Elementary
By Jennifer Cobb

East Elementary School in Humboldt, Tennessee recently received two grants, one from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and another from the Tennessee Department of Education, called the Focus Schools Grant, to assist the school with providing tools to help close the test score gap for its economically disadvantaged learners.

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MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school
By Jennifer Cobb

Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) Virtual School at The Cohn School, the state’s first public virtual school and the leading virtual school option for students in Nashville, is now in its fourth year. MNPS Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas completely online. While courses are free, eligibility is required to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Two New Tech High Schools Open in SC
By Connected Nation

Cougar New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy in Walterboro and Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton became part of the network of 130 cutting-edge New Tech Network schools across the country at the beginning of this school year.

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Internet Offers Nevada Students Alternative Schooling Options
By Connected Nation

From Kristina Silla, Connect Nevada:

Virtual learning is our focus this week as we mark education month across Nevada.

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