The federal government has put funding on hold for the E-Rate program, which pays for computers and high-speed Net connections for schools, the New York Times says.
The Federal Communications Commission is apparently looking into what has been a real problem with fraud in the program, and ?? along with the White House ?? has imposed stricter rules on how the money can be used.
But the complete suspension of payments means that as much as $1 billion in payments to states is on hold, and administrators are being forced either to take money from other educational programs or stop payments to … Read more