At Axios—a recently launched news and analysis media company—readers who recruit 250 sign-ups to their "Smarter Faster Revolution" will be flown out to Axios headquarters for a lunch with co-founders Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, in addition to other prizes. Recruit 25 and you get a t-shirt. (Also check out the very nice staff photos that Axios posts.)
If you’ve been anywhere near an ed tech conference or publication recently, you’ve been exposed to the phrase “digital equity.” CoSN just released a Digital Equity Action Toolkit. The toolkit describes the homework gap that is a consequence of the lack of high speed internet connections in high poverty areas. Digital equity is one of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s primary issues. The Alliance’s Caroline Waldman blogged a thoughtful response to the February 22 New York Times article on the FCC’s recommendation to address the homework gap by updating Lifeline, a program that provides a discount on monthly phone service to eligible households, to include broadband access.