Tags digital equity

Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

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

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.

New ASU accessibility service lets students get files in more formats

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

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

by Jake Williams • 10 months ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

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

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

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

by Ryan Duffy • 2 years ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown shared details about how his state is getting closer to rolling out its first fully online community college.

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