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Making access to higher education more equitable and productive
The pandemic exposed the hidden depth of the digital divide faced by many college students, raising complicated questions for college and university officials.
Nonprofit donated more than 400 computers to homeless students
A student-led nonprofit called Bridging Tech has been providing refurbished computers to homeless K-12 students during the pandemic.
Rural community colleges get a shot at new learning programs
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
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
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
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
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
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
The next generation of wireless technology is promised to enable new edtech as the company plans to bring 5G to 100 schools.