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Infrastructure Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage
Two-thirds of America's public school students attend schools that may not provide enough bandwidth for life after COVID-19.
Benjamin Herold, November 30, 2020
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Student Well-Being Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 26, 2020
9 min read
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Infrastructure Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue
In the world’s wealthiest country, why is broadband access denied to so many and in such high numbers? Mark Lieberman investigates.
Mark Lieberman, September 23, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion FCC Commissioner and Former Ed. Secretary: We Need a National Policy on Internet Access
We can close the gap in home-internet connectivity for students, but we must act now, urge Jessica Rosenworcel and John B. King Jr.
Jessica Rosenworcel & John B. King Jr., August 3, 2020
5 min read
Sam Urban Wittrock, a history teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, shows an example of one of the many WiFi hotspot devices his school district is giving to students. Schools nationwide are gearing up to do a better job this academic year making sure digital devices and WiFi access are available to all students.
Sam Urban Wittrock, a history teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, shows an example of one of the many WiFi hotspot devices his school district is giving to students. Schools nationwide are gearing up to do a better job this academic year making sure digital devices and WiFi access are available to all students.
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Infrastructure How to Address Big Tech Equity Challenges
School districts are facing huge tech equity issues this school year, especially if schools return to full-time remote learning. Here’s how they are addressing those challenges.
Christina A. Samuels, July 22, 2020
7 min read
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Special Education Serving Special Needs Students During COVID-19: A Rural Educator's Story
Just because a rural school system has internet doesn’t mean everyone can afford it. That’s why James Barrett delivers paper work packets, along with meals, to his students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Corey Mitchell, May 18, 2020
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Infrastructure Should Schools Pay for Teachers' Internet Access?
A nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey found that just 1 percent of teachers said their school or district was paying for their high-speed, wireless internet at home.
Madeline Will, May 4, 2020
5 min read
Ed-Tech Policy FCC, Congress Weigh Overhaul of E-Rate to Fund Remote Learning
The Federal Communications Commission is engaging Congress to expand funding for in-home connectivity and devices for teachers and students grappling with the coronavirus crisis.
Brian Bradley, March 20, 2020
3 min read
English-Language Learners Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
Education Week catches you up on the week gone by with a thoughtful look at recent news in K-12 education.
October 29, 2019
6 min read
Infrastructure Rural Broadband Gets Big New Aid
Rural communities with low internet connection could soon see upgrades thanks to a new Department of Agriculture grant program.
Alyson Klein, April 30, 2019
1 min read
Infrastructure Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis Finds
A report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."
Sean Cavanagh, October 30, 2018
4 min read
Classroom Technology 'Homework Gap' Hits Minority, Impoverished Students Hardest, Survey Finds
The lack of access to technology and internet connectivity at home is especially severe among poor, rural, and minority students, a new survey from ACT reveals.
Lauraine Genota, September 19, 2018
5 min read
Equity & Diversity Cyberattacks During FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Fight? Didn't Happen, Agency Now Says
During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.
Sean Cavanagh, August 7, 2018
4 min read
Classroom Technology Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game
How can schools prevent distractions and survive the Fortnite craze? Educators offer their best tips.
Sarah Schwartz, May 10, 2018
4 min read