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Eric Newton: FCC Should Expand E-Rate Program to Boost Digital Literacy


Eric Newton(Excerpts:  PBS.ORG/MEDIASHIFT) “The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire community by partnering with libraries and schools…

Without access to the World Wide Web, without being involved in it, digital media literacy simply can’t be taught — and without that, our nation will never fully enter the digital age.”

Eric Newton is senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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