Tags digital divide

For remote learning, California asks public to donate 150,000 devices

by Colin Wood • 1 day ago

Big tech companies have donated devices to help students continue their educations during quarantine, but officials said they still need thousands more.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.

In Cleveland, Verizon boasts 'first' 5G-powered middle school

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

The next generation of wireless technology is promised to enable new edtech as the company plans to bring 5G to 100 schools.

How partnership brought broadband to one rural Indiana school district

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

New survey results from Common Sense Media show that still some 12 million students in the U.S. lack access to broadband internet.

Buffalo schools build Wi-Fi network targeting 'homework gap'

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

The new wireless is network is expected to reach the homes of approximately 5,500 students, providing new educational opportunities after school.

Five ways to close the homework gap

by Stacey Pusey • 9 months ago

Commentary: By rallying community members and thinking creatively, schools can connect more of their students to the internet.

'Tech for Rural Districts' brings new resources to remote schools

by Katya Schwenk • 10 months ago

"Like a focus group on steroids," a new initiative created by two education groups will provide online resources for remote communities.

Edtech leaders praise $250 million 'Digital Equity Act' for state and local government

by Betsy Foresman • 12 months ago

The Digital Equity Act aims to expand internet access to millions more Americans, providing new opportunities to succeed in school and the workforce.

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