The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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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. They’ve opened up their doors to their neighbors for their own broadband needs.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

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How 2 states are making school broadband a priority

eSchool News

As digital tools play an increasingly larger role in learning, states are targeting school broadband access for all students. Working with state leaders is a key factor in pushing these school broadband partnerships to success, said EducationSuperHighway founder and CEO Evan Marwell.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

With 100% connectivity throughout the state, more Arkansas students can partake in virtual opportunities like speaking with students across the globe or participating in lessons from NASA scientists, as Beebe Elementary School students were able to do.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

With 100% connectivity throughout the state, more Arkansas students can partake in virtual opportunities like speaking with students across the globe or participating in lessons from NASA scientists, as Beebe Elementary School students were able to do.

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

Education Superhighway

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. The fast-paced learning environment must not be slowed by insufficient broadband.”

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

Educator Innovator

A teacher at an elementary school in a Boston suburb leads students through a story creation session using Pixie. While broadband wasn’t a specific focus of the survey, Purcell said that the issue did arise frequently in focus groups. By Heidi Moore.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

According to the latest survey data from the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of adults have broadband internet at home. If entire K-12 districts move online, what can schools expect of early elementary schoolers?

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted. Authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Micah Studer, and CUE CEO Mike Lawrence. A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C.

From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’

Edsurge

boast broadband access these days, and plenty of assignments require the internet, when students head home, their connections are not quite in lockstep with schools. schools to high-speed broadband nears completion. on Thursday, at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition conference. But a holistic approach to the problem could significantly reduce the number of students living without broadband access at home, she added. While most schools in the U.S.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted. the authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez and Micah Studer with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence. A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C.

New Mexico school districts take advantage of E-rate state match and special construction to fund fiber upgrades

Education Superhighway

With just over two million people living in New Mexico and almost 700,000 of them spread across rural regions, many New Mexico students still lack access to the high-speed broadband necessary to take advantage of digital learning in the classroom. Deming Public Schools struggled to connect one school that lacked access to high-speed broadband. Learn more about our Broadband Upgrade Consulting Program.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

Ensure school districts have adequate broadband connectivity and infrastructure. CUE Advocacy Update. Assembly Bill 2329, Computer Science Plan by Assemblywoman Bonilla was signed by Governor Brown September 27 th, 2016.

Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons

Edsurge

ReadyRosie founder and CEO Emily Roden says helping children by engaging their parents has helped her company grow to serve 6,500 Head Start programs, childcare centers and elementary schools.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

A new elementary school, Presidential Park, hosts more than 1,000 students in a modern, state-of-the-art building. The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown. A daily 30-minute intervention period was added for all elementary students.

These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

As the world undergoes a digital transformation—with connectivity and access to computers and mobile devices playing an increasingly prominent role in everyone’s lives—elementary schools know they need to incorporate technology in the educational process to prepare their students for future success.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

Education Superhighway

Online testing: Every year, Jim had to ask the elementary school students to stop using online math tutorials during statewide high school and middle school mandated testing periods. The school district must leverage distance education — which requires a strong broadband connection.

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

What led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access, and what motivates you most about your role as Director of Instructional Policy and State E-rate Coordinator at DESE?

“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

Though for many school districts, slow download speeds in classrooms serve as the impetus for a network upgrade, there are many reasons district leaders strive to revamp their broadband infrastructure. The broadband itself was sufficient for the number of devices they had now, but what if they wanted to use more devices? The district upgraded its secondary schools first and then moved to the elementary schools.

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

schools accessing high-speed broadband, and devices all but ubiquitous in the classroom, the question is no longer whether teachers and students are using technology, but how. With 99 percent of U.S.

OPINION: Online homework tools trade ‘busy work’ for feedback to help end inequities in schools

The Hechinger Report

That’s vastly better than assigning students homework that doesn’t provide feedback and resembles busy work, be it photocopied word searches in the elementary grades or repetitive math worksheets across the school years. The report highlights a number of steps that states are taking, including creating one-to-one laptop programs, increasing statewide broadband networks and making Wi-Fi hotspots more readily available.

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

Education Superhighway

In years past, particularly in the district’s elementary schools, Wireless Access Points (WAPs) couldn’t support the rapidly growing number of devices in every classroom; only 12 students could get online at one time.

The Next Big Trends in #EdTech from @ISTE CEO Richard Culatta at #ISTE19

The Innovative Educator

Fortunately, teachers like April Keck DeGennaro who teaches at Peoples Elementary School in Georgia is. Innovative educators understand the importance of being in touch with the latest trends in ed tech.

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Montana Governor Steve Bullock announces partnership to connect every classroom in the state to high-speed Internet

Education Superhighway

The Office of the Governor and the Montana Office of Public Instruction have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to bring high-speed broadband to every school in Montana. In the coming weeks, EducationSuperHighway will work directly with school districts and other stakeholders to assess current broadband status across Montana. We simply cannot continue operating with 500 elementary students sharing 100 Mbps of bandwidth. September 14, 2015.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

An Elementary Computer Refresh: the district will remove 9,700 outdated machines from elementary schools and install more than 25,000 new machines to increase students’ digital footprint.

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

techlearning

1 at the elementary level.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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." " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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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." " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. Such opportunity requires high-speed broadband in every school and Education SuperHighway is working to make that opportunity a reality.

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To Prepare for Coronavirus, Simple Measures Are Often Most Effective

MindShift

These families may be less likely to have computers with broadband access for online learning, and they frequently depend on school breakfast and lunch programs to meet their children’s nutritional needs.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

The department stated that most of the funds from this program have been used for 1:1 programs, smartboards, technology updates, and broadband for rural districts. Staffers from the U.S.