AM News: Don't Forget Broadband Access, Says Rockefeller
Fund That Subsidizes Internet for Schools Should Expand, a Senator Says NYT: Senator John D. Rockefeller IV proposed an overhaul and update of the E-Rate fund, which uses money collected on consumers’ phone bills to subsidize Internet connections for schools.
Providence, R.I., Wins Mayors Challenge With Literacy Plan NYT: In a contest overseen by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mayor Angel Taveras won his city $5 million to help parents improve the vocabulary of their children.
In Michigan District, A New Look For Vocational Education NPR: Classes like wood shop or auto shop used to be called vocational classes. They were known as an academic dumping ground for students who weren't succeeding in a regular classroom. But a lot has changed. In the rural mid-Michigan school district of Stockbridge, classes now offer a pathway to college, and a way to gain skills to pay tuition.
No Division Required in This School Problem NYT: The young man, Peng Shi, a 24-year-old doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began asking questions and talking to parents. Then he made a suggestion: why not drop the idea of zones altogether?
Paul Ryan: Pell Grants Frozen At Current Levels Under New Budget HuffPost: Under Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis) "Path to Prosperity" budget framework for 2014, college students would have one less weapon against the creep of climbing college tuitions: Pell Grants would freeze at their current level, with a maximum possible grant of $5,645 per student for the next 10 years.