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FCC: Telephone Companies Must Follow Low-Price Rules for Schools

eSchool News is reporting that the FCC is finally providing guidance and possibly teeth to a rule that was made in 1997 that requires telecommunication providers to give schools and libraries the lowest possible price for their services. This rule … Continue reading

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IMA Resources on tcea.org

New resources that will help wade through the new Instructional Materials Allotment(IMA), are now located on the new TCEA website. You can find more information on the following topics related to the IMA: Uses Funding Decision Making IMA Process Frequently … Continue reading

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K-12 Databases New Pricing Structure

Susanna Garza, the Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Media for ESC 20, released information regarding the K-12 Databases on August 2.  The K-12 Databases are online resources that have been provided for Texas school schools at no cost to the … Continue reading

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HB 6 Moves to the Full Senate

The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on HB 6 this morning. Joyce Stevens, the Director of Academic Technology Services from Northside ISD, testified on behalf of TCEA and her school district. She urged the committee to support the bill but … Continue reading

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HB 6 to be Heard in Senate Education Committee

HB 6, legislation that combines funds for textbooks and technology, will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, May 5th, at 8:30 AM.  The Senate version, SB 6, has already been approved by the Texas Senate. However, in … Continue reading

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SB 773 Clears Another Hurdle

The Senate bill that will extend the telecommunication discounts for schools, libraries, and hospitals to 2016, was approved by the full Senate on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. It was sent to the House on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 for their … Continue reading

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Some Victories Along the Way

Today, both SB 6 and HB 6 passed in their respective chambers.  SB 6 had only one amendment.  The IMA will go into affect on September 1, 2011.  There will be no delay of the implementation! Language was also added … Continue reading

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