Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill
Advocacy groups and educators are calling on Congress to provide unconnected homes with additional resources to ensure education can continue remotely during the pandemic.
Schools may need an extra $5 billion for online learning
To keep students connected to their educations with broadband access and devices during the pandemic, the nonprofit group Funds for Learning predicts an additional $5.25 billion is required.
Lawmakers seek $2 billion E-Rate boost for distance learning
A new House bill aims to increase technology subsidies so schools can provide more Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and internet-connected devices for students.
Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools
A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.
Broadband's spread is transforming classroom education
Commentary: Emerging technologies enabled by high-speed internet connections present both opportunities and challenges to K-12 districts.
FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say
Updates to E-Rate are expected to benefit small and rural schools, but districts won't get any extra help when it comes to cybersecurity.
All students need and deserve broadband access, education leaders say
Educators visiting Washington this week are called for policymakers to provide high-speed internet service to all students, regardless of neighborhood
How partnership brought broadband to one rural Indiana school district
At first, administrators at the Municipal School District of Warren County, Indiana, didn't think they could afford modern high-speed internet.
'Homework gap' prompts K-12 teachers to skip some assignments
New survey results from Common Sense Media show that still some 12 million students in the U.S. lack access to broadband internet.