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Celebrating transformative effects of E-rate

This is a guest post from Katherine Dean, our spring intern joining us from The Catholic University of America’s library and information science department. Katherine has 3 semesters left in her MLIS program and has been focusing her studies on cultural heritage information management and equitable access to information. She…

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Improving Digital Equity: The civil rights priority libraries and school technology leaders share

This blog post, written by Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CEO Keith Krueger, is first in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just a…

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ALA and NCTET celebrate the 20th anniversary of E-rate

Please Note: The Summit has been moved to room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to accommodate our larger than expected number of attendees. This month, ALA is teaming up with the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of E-rate! Join…

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ALA files E-rate comments with the FCC about C2

ALA, along with over 140 libraries and library organizations, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission on its Public Notice seeking information about the E-rate program category two (C2) budgets yesterday. ALA’s comments highlight the fact that libraries are assured access to critical funding for internal connections for the first…


Keep your Wi-Fi signal strong: defend E-rate

We have been anticipating some changes would take place after Chairman Pai took the helm of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC), and wondered about where he might take the E-rate program. During his time as Commissioner, while supportive of the intent and goals of the program, he was less than enthusiastic about…

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