Schools anticipate bulk of E-Rate funding to come in 2015

02/25/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

School districts face increasing pressure to upgrade technology to accommodate new, technology-enhanced lessons and administer online exams aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Officials say they plan to use an anticipated $2 billion from the federal E-Rate program to improve high-speed bandwidth in schools. However, the bulk of the funds are not expected to reach schools until 2015. Some say the delay could give schools time to plan accordingly, assess their needs and prioritize spending.

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