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Creative Wi-Fi programs are keeping university students connected

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Ensuring that students have access to the internet has been of paramount importance during the pandemic, technology leaders from two universities said during an online event.

Pandemic's disruption gave universities time to regroup on tech

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

Despite technical and accessibility challenges, many educational technology leaders said the coronavirus pandemic afforded them a chance to rethink models that've needed refreshing for decades.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 12 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.

'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.

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

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

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

Educators like the FCC's new rural broadband fund proposal

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

If created, the commission would funnel $20.4 million in subsidies to broadband infrastructure projects in underserved rural areas.

FCC considers expanding E-Rate program to student homes

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

At the prodding of the Government Accountability Office, educational broadband subsidies could soon extend beyond school grounds.

Five ways to close the homework gap

by Stacey Pusey • 2 years 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 • 2 years ago

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

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