Tags digital divide

Rural community colleges get a shot at new learning programs

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The nonprofit Education Design Lab will partner with five community colleges to implement new pathways to postsecondary education for students in rural communities.

Higher ed's pandemic-fueled 'baptism by fire' a boon in the long run

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

The technological transition required of universities and colleges in recent months was trying, but educational technology leaders said they believe it was the boost their institutions needed.

California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic.

Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.

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

by Colin Wood • 5 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 11 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 • 12 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 • 1 year ago

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

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