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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Ensure school districts have adequate broadband connectivity and infrastructure. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms.

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

You don’t have a computer, you don’t have internet, you can’t even access distance learning,” Silver said. RELATED: Racial segregation is one reason some families have internet access and others don’t, new research finds. OAKLAND, Calif.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

Rural communities have unique challenges, ranging from poverty and vast travel distances to a lack of affordable internet access. These rural districts face the four significant challenges: broadband access, funding, people, and understanding the “why.”

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

EdTech 150

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You will want access to this library long-term, I promise! Lock in now for the best deal if you want "forever" access to all of the content. Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning is growing like crazy.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.