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AESA’s weekly newsletter, Online News, is full of important updates, articles, and features. It is intended to connect members with information about what is happening at the federal level, provide AESA event information, and share news important to ESAs.

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July 16, 2024: AESA Networks; Advocacy in Action Conference; Annual Conference; Federal Advocacy Update; Members in the News; and More!

Online News Archives

Federal Updates

Guest Post: Making the Most of Your Summer Fun(ds)— Sustaining Summer

July 8, 2024

This is a guest post from AESA member and AASA 2023-2024 president, Gladys Cruz.  It’s hard to believe, but this monthly series has been running for over a year now, providing just-in-time tips and tools to help maximize ESSER funding via effective summer programs. We have covered topics ranging from planning engaging enrichment, to  making summer…

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FCC Chairwoman Announces Vote to Allow E-Rate to be Used for Wi-Fi and Hot Spots

June 26, 2024

K-12 education groups applaud expansion to enhance greater internet connectivity for public schools and libraries nationwide  Alexandria, Va. – June 26, 2024 – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the FCC will vote to expand its E-Rate program for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless internet access services at its July meeting.   Today’s announcement…

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Guest Post: Title IX – Navigating Delays from State Lawsuit Victories

June 25, 2024

On June 13, 2024, a federal court in Louisiana upheld a challenge to the proposed Title IX rules, putting a temporary hold on the rule in Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Montana. Read more in this guest post.

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E-Rate Amicus Brief

June 18, 2024

AESA Joins School and Library Groups in Amicus Supporting E-Rate   AESA joined 10 other national organizations in an amicus brief, responding to the Molak v FCC case in the fifth circuit in support of the FCC. The Molak case asserts the FCC is overstepping its authority in its recent move to allow E-Rate dollars to…

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