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Blog // Connected Texas

Technology Prompts Adjustments to Texas Education

By Jeremy Thacker

Technology is rapidly changing education around the world. Here in Texas, the state legislature is responding with a bill that makes some significant adjustments to the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). The bill impacts funding and course provider selection, reporting requirements, and course providers. The bill also requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to conduct a broadband study to determine the network capabilities of each school district. You can learn about all the adjustments the bill makes to the current TxVSN by reading the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) summary. And for the latest Texas technology and...

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We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Edified program builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and...

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Millions of Texans use the Internet for Education!

By CTX Staff

Contributor: John Walker, Research Analyst As projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 17% increase in the number of entry-level positions requiring at least a bachelor’s degree between 2010 and 2020. This increase in the demand for education in the job market is a challenge for those already in the workforce without a college degree. However, education enabled by the Internet provides the option to earn a degree conveniently from home. The Texas Distance Learning Association is one of many organizations working to expand education beyond “brick-and-mortar” classrooms to distance learning opportunities and strategies for...

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Connected Texas rolls out new fundraising program

By CTX Staff

Contributor: Brian Caudill The continuing education of Texans is the core of the Connected Texas Every Community Online program. And now, there’s a new fundraising opportunity for the partners of the Every Community Online program! The Every Community Online program is funded through a federal grant with the goal of increasing broadband access, adoption, and use across the state of Texas. The program’s partners consist of training and public computing organizations such as libraries, schools, and community centers. Now, those partners can earn income from every patron they refer to ECO. The Every Community Online program launched in April...

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