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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.
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.
New ASU accessibility service lets students get files in more formats
The new tool at Arizona State University now allows downloads of digital course materials in screen reader, braille, MP3 formats.
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
Carson City K-12 district narrows 'digital equity gap' with 1:1 laptop program
With more than half of the Nevada district's students on reduced-cost lunch, the devices are ensuring all students get a resource-rich education.
Rosenworcel proposes 'homework gap fund' to address digital disparity in K-12 districts
The FCC commissioner said she's concerned her plan may not find traction with the other commissioners.
National broadband coverage grossly over-represented by FCC data, says non-profit
Researchers claim that industry-supplied data to FCC overstates broadband availability and misleads local policy officials.
Future Farmers of America, Microsoft to develop tech-based agricultural curriculum
The three-year partnership with Microsoft aims to bring agricultural education into the 21st century. It will kick off at the FFA's annual convention in October.
California making headway on plans for first fully online community college
California Gov. Jerry Brown shared details about how his state is getting closer to rolling out its first fully online community college.