About Anything

The personal blog of Al Stevens. Focus is overrated.

Archive for the ‘policy’ tag

Stimulus Cash Proposed for High-Tech Classrooms

without comments

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) have recommended that Congress target classroom technology modernization in economic recovery legislation. They are proposing that Congress should disseminate these new classroom technology grant funds through the existing Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT) program in order to ensure that the funds quickly reach the neediest schools and are used for their intended purposes.

Press Release on the CoSN Website: Education and Business Leaders Call on Congress to Meet President-Elect Obama’s Call to Target Classroom Technology Modernization in Economic Recovery Legislation (pdf format)

Focused Investment on Technology-Rich Classrooms Will Create Jobs an

Written by Al Stevens

January 15th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Rural Broadband Initiative

without comments

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI) is an independent think tank within the Ball State University (BSU) academic community is proposing the Obama administration fund a Rural Broadband Initiative infrastructure project to extend broadband telecommunications to 5.9 million access lines, creating more than 200,000 new jobs, while targeting rural communities that do not currently enjoy advanced telecommunications access.

White paper: The Rural Broadband Initiative: Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Service to Rural America (pdf)

Written by Al Stevens

January 14th, 2009 at 6:32 pm