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Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund  known as "E-Rate"
AGENDA <ul><ul><li>What is E-Rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Does Affect Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </...
Memphis ISD <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
What Is E-Rate? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Funded Program </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits Texas Sch...
How Does It Apply to Education <ul><ul><li>E-Rate Program ensures schools and libraries have access to affordable telecomm...
Funding <ul><ul><ul><li>Requested under Four Categories of Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts Depend on...
Technology Plan Criteria <ul><ul><li> Clear goals and a realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information t...
Summary <ul><li>The E-Rate Program was established in 1998 and under the direction of the FCC providing discounts to schoo...
References <ul><ul><li>www.ed.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tea.state.tx.us/    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·  ...
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  1. 1. Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund known as &quot;E-Rate&quot;
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><ul><li>What is E-Rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Does Affect Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria Technology Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Memphis ISD <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Is E-Rate? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Funded Program </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits Texas Schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts for Telecommunication Services, Internet Access and In some cases Internal Connections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Univeral Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports Connectivity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Does It Apply to Education <ul><ul><li>E-Rate Program ensures schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunication and information services. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Funding <ul><ul><ul><li>Requested under Four Categories of Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts Depend on Level of Poverty and Urban/Rural Status Population </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schools Require a Technology Plan Approved by TEA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$2.5 Billion each year in Program Discounts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technology Plan Criteria <ul><ul><li> Clear goals and a realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Strategy to ensure staff knows how to use new technologies to improve education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed to improve education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient budget to acquire and support the hardware, software, professional development, and other services needed to implement the strategy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation process enabling the school to monitor progress toward specified goals </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>The E-Rate Program was established in 1998 and under the direction of the FCC providing discounts to schools and libraries for affordable telecommunications and information services.  Schools are required to have a technology plan designed to improve education and must meet 5 criteria.  The program has benefited Texas schools and libraries with more than 2.7 billion in discounts for telecommunication services, internet access and in some cases, internal connections.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><ul><li>www.ed.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tea.state.tx.us/   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·   Texas Education Agency. (2008). Progress Report on the Long Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020. Austin: Texas Education Agency </li></ul></ul>
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