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E-Rate: Funding Critical for Success

Funds For Learning, an E-rate consulting firm, recently releasedthe results of its 2014 E-rate Survey.
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Funds For Learning, an E-rate consulting firm, recently released the results of its 2014 E-rate Survey. Respondents included 626 school and library technology leaders, representing 44 states and various city, town, suburb, and rural districts. The results provide insight on how educators view the E-rate program, both for their own school’s journey as well as how E-rate reform implications affect other districts.

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92 percent of respondents said the E-rate program is critical to their success.

58 percent expect their budget for telecommunications and Internet access to increase over the next five years.

43 percent said that their technology infrastructure is lagging.

51 percent said that their telephone infrastructure is lagging.

48 percent feel that their Internet access is not adequate for their current needs.

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Survey Says: E-Rate Program, Increased Funding Critical for Success

As the need for student Internet access increases, the E-rate program is at a crossroads. To stimulate discussion on this topic, Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm, releases the results of its 2014 E-rate Survey at the ISTE 2014 Conference and Expo in Atlanta. The data serves to inform debate over the direction of the program and involve those who haven’t had an opportunity for their voices to be heard.

Majority of survey respondents credit E-rate funding as critical to their success

As recently posted on the techlearning.com website, Funds For Learning has released results from its national 2012 Survey of E-rate Applicants. The results indicate a continued reliance on E-rate funding. Approximately 90 percent of respondents indicate that E-rate funding is critical to their success, but only 30 percent believe the program is adequately funded. Do you agree? If you're looking for help in meeting the E-rate requirements for Internet Safety and Reporting, Atomic Learning's Keeping Kids Safe Online Spotlight provides professional development for educators and helps students learn how to navigate the Internet safely. Today’s students must know how to interact with others online in social networking sites, in chatrooms, and when instant messaging and texting. Knowing how to protect themselves online from cyberbullies, online predators, and scams is important to ensure their safety and well-being while learning and interacting online. This collection of training helps administrators meet E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.

Report: E-Rate Funding Requests Continue to Rise

Demand for E-rate funding continues to grow across the country, with the most growth coming from Rural and Rural Remote applicants, reported Funds For Learning in its analysis of all Funding Year (FY) 2014 E-rate applications submitted by schools and school districts.

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Funds For Learning Reveals Initial Insights to E-rate Program Impact

Funds For Learning (@FFL), the leading E-rate experts, recently conducted its annual, nationwide survey to get feedback from applicants on the E-rate program. Amidst recent political and FCC changes, the survey found that 87 percent of respondents said the E-rate program remains a vital resource for their schools and libraries.