Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

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This kind of connectivity is necessary, the authors note, to help connect students to high-quality digital learning opportunities. It also highlights state leaders who have helped their states put these digital learning opportunities directly in front of teachers and students. A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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Similarly, 28 states have policies and guidelines for external connections; 23 have them for internal wireless connections. By providing these examples of state leadership to support technology in education, though, states can work towards bridging the digital divide. If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day.

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Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” ” Via Education Week : “ New Online Tool Aims to Help K–12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials.”