Arkansas Leads the Way in School Broadband

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In order to make this and other digital learning opportunities a reality for students, the state needed to increase broadband connectivity in classrooms. The post Arkansas Leads the Way in School Broadband appeared first on EducationSuperHighway.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

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All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

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Having high-speed Internet is not just about meeting standards, however: it’s about offering students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background or geographic location. Equal digital access is important everywhere in America, for all students.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Having high-speed Internet is not just about meeting standards, however: it’s about offering students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background or geographic location. Equal digital access is important everywhere in America, for all students.

Report maps out new broadband targets to meet rising demand

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A recently released report by the State Educational Technology Directors Association reiterates high-speed broadband goals that were established in 2012, and introduces new benchmarks through SY 2020 that experts believe will help the K-12 sector keep pace with digital learning initiatives. More… Uncategorized digital learning high-speed broadband K-12 WAN recommendations wireless infrastructure

How 2 states are making school broadband a priority

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As digital tools play an increasingly larger role in learning, states are targeting school broadband access for all students. In New Mexico, more than 30 percent of state districts lack high-speed school broadband. School broadband affordability is critical.

“Our Kids Are Worth It”: How A Florida District Amplified its Digital Learning Opportunities

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Both have had long careers at Brevard and have worked closely to implement technology into the schools’ digital learning programs. Overcoming Obstacles to Digital Access. Mr. Fitzgerald saw an opportunity to plan ahead and set the schools up for future digital learning success.

What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning

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And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. A Vision for Digital Learning. Student learning: Yes!

Announcing the 2015 State of the States report on school broadband connectivity

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In 2013, our SchoolSpeedTest analysis of K-12 broadband purchasing revealed only 30 percent of school districts nationwide met the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum Internet access goal of 100 kbps per student, leaving 40 million students without the broadband needed for digital learning.

The Power of Transparency: Broadband pricing data helps Virginia school districts get more bandwidth

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In our work over the past three years to understand and analyze school broadband connectivity and costs, we have discovered high variance in the prices that school districts in different areas of the country—and even within the same state and county—pay for Internet access.

98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

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EducationSuperHighway today released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband. At the same time, the report cites the urgent need to close the digital divide for 2.3

Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

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As a result of their efforts, teachers have seen far greater opportunities to marry critical thinking with digital learning in their classrooms. Students learn through interactive courses that involve video, active creativity, and real-time feedback from their teachers.

Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed

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. Nearly nine out of 10 school districts meet the federal government’s minimum standard for internet connectivity – a significant increase from 2013, when only 30 percent met that level, according to a report released Tuesday by a California-based nonprofit organization.

EducationSuperHighway Attends Alaska Telephone Association 2018 Annual Meeting

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Last month, our Service Provider Partnership Manager Tim Riley and Network Engineer Jason Warchol traveled to the Alaska Telephone Association 2018 Annual Meeting. In addition, there are approximately 123 schools in the state that lack scalable broadband infrastructure.

Five strategies for using classroom technology

eSchool News

Our research findings illustrate how carefully planned and implemented digital learning initiatives can powerfully impact how students learn,” said Jonathan Zaff, executive director, Center for Promise.

2016 “State of the States” Report: Dramatic progress in connecting America’s K-12 students to high-speed broadband

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Today marks the release of our second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in the nation’s K-12 public schools. In just a few years, America has taken significant steps to decrease its digital learning disadvantage and is now implementing innovative education technology in more classrooms than ever before. Broadband has become dramatically more affordable for schools, with the cost of Internet access falling 40 percent from $11.78

EducationSuperHighway joins New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry to focus on expanding broadband to more schools

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EducationSuperHighway was honored to join together with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry this week at an event at the Ellis School in Fremont to highlight the work being done in the Granite State towards expanding broadband to more schools in every community.

New tool helps districts compare bandwidth pricing

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Through Compare & Connect K-12, school district technology directors and superintendents can easily view broadband pricing and bandwidth information for school districts across the country. internet IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband News Top News

Network Essentials for Superintendents: Planning for the future

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With technology playing a pivotal role in creating incredible learning opportunities for America’s students, it’s vital that every classroom has the bandwidth needed to access media-rich educational tools and implement digital learning. Digital Learning

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

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The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Network Essentials: Understanding the basics of school district networks

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Robust broadband that fully supports digital learning requires that each part of a district’s network be working in unison and at full capacity. The cost of broadband access has continuously decreased since 2013.

How connected are your state’s classrooms? Check out this map

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In fact, more than half of schools (63 percent) don’t have enough bandwidth to meet digital learning needs, according to the nonprofit Education SuperHighway. Broadband and internet IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

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Why E-rate expansion is a must for our schools

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With some districts and schools still struggling to meet bandwidth needs, keeping E-rate strong is more vital than ever. The digital concept is so important for our schools today. Leading the Digital Leap School Administration Top News AASA broadband digital leap e-rate internet

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Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

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Teachers and students are well on their way to fulfilling the mission of seeing 99 percent of all schools connected to next-generation broadband, according to the “2018 State of States Report” from EducationSuperHighway. Tips for Moving Forward on E-Learning.

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Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. This work can potentially impact policy changes related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the ever changing individual needs of students in the digital age.”.

Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

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Proponents of digital learning, as well as those committed to closing the nation's “homework gap,” rejoiced on Thursday when the U.S. Senate introduced a bill that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it.

Mission Accomplished: EducationSuperHighway Announces Closure of the K-12 Connectivity Gap

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Ninety-nine percent of America’s schools now have high-speed broadband connections capable of providing enough bandwidth to enable their students and teachers to use technology in the classroom. million teachers in 83,000 schools have the Internet access they need for digital learning.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

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Add concepts like blended and flipped learning to the equation and you come up with yet another to-do list item: Make sure students can actually use their devices when they aren’t physically on campus and within wi-fi range.

3 ways we support school districts

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High-speed broadband that can support digital learning requires a combination of scalable fiber-optic connections, sufficient and affordable bandwidth, and robust internal networks that can deliver information onto student devices in the classroom.

?34.9 Million US Students—Up 10.4 Million since 2015—Now Connected Online

Edsurge

million of US students who are now meeting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) minimum internet access goal of 100 kbps per student. E-Rate , an FCC program that provides funding to help schools and libraries build fiber infrastructure and expand their wi-fi and broadband networks. million students now connected, the report shows that now 95 percent of schools have fiber optic connections they need to meet the FCC minimum goal of 100 kbps per student.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. Students were excited about learning. “What you find out very quickly as teachers is not just the power of using technology in the classroom, but the power to extend learning, to carry it beyond just the school day,” says Brian Nicol, communications coordinator and, until recently, a teacher at the Wisconsin school district.

How E-rate Has Made High-Speed Connectivity Possible in Public Schools

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In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission modernized the E-rate program with the objective of closing the K-12 digital divide within five years. This catalyzed a sea change in the broadband available in America’s schools. Focusing on broadband.

Compare & Connect K-12 helps school districts secure more bandwidth for their budgets

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Standing in front of a classroom full of expectant students, waiting (and waiting) for students’ learning applications to load is a frustrating and time-consuming experience for any teacher and why robust and reliable classroom connectivity is critical for teachers and students.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

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Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested. Encouraging a shift to digital textbooks? Offering online learning? The glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued.

$1B in E-rate funding left on the table

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However, with digital learning opening new opportunities for students and teachers, schools and libraries must continue to utilize the program to prepare their networks for the future — and we want to help. In 2014, AASA played a lead role in modernizing the E-rate program, advocating for key changes such as: A policy update to make the program broadband-centric; and.