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Creating an Out-of-School Wireless Community

The Kent, Wash., school district has placed kiosks that beam free Wi-Fi in locations across the community, including public housing, to give students who lack home Internet access more options for doing homework and school research. Hover over the icons below to hear students of the district and a staff member of Kent Youth and Family Services Center talk about the benefits of these locations.

Related: Wash. District Brings Wi-Fi to Public Housing

Watch the videos in this graphic:

Internet Access As A Necessity For Homework

An After-School Staff Benefits the Learning Process

Why Students Need An After-School Center

How Internet Access Benefits Students

Coverage of “deeper learning” that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world is supported in part by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, at Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

Photo & Videos: Matthew Williams for Education Week | Design & Visualization: Deanna Del Ciello

Vol. 34, Issue 27

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