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IT Infrastructure School Districts Seek Billions in New Federal Money for Connectivity, FCC Announces
The Federal Communications Commission received $5.1 billion in requests for new funding to purchase devices and improve internet access.
Alyson Klein, August 25, 2021
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IT Management From Our Research Center Don't Buy 'Stupid Stuff:' Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing
School districts have more digital devices on their hands than ever before. Here's what they can do to get the biggest bang for their buck.
Mark Lieberman, July 20, 2021
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IT Infrastructure More Families Have Internet Access. So Why Hasn't the Digital Divide Begun to Close?
A new study says low-income families’ access to the internet has soared in the past six years. But there are other barriers to connectivity.
Alyson Klein, June 24, 2021
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Education Funding Schools Can Help Families Apply for Federal Help in Paying for Home Internet Access
Families who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program can get $50 off their monthly broadband bills.
Alyson Klein, May 12, 2021
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Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an Advanced Placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were given to district students during the pandemic.
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IT Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a Problem
Schools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.
Alyson Klein, May 5, 2021
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IT Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
Benjamin Herold, July 23, 2020
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Classroom Technology Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student
As school districts equip students with more laptops and tablets than ever before, the big question is how that will reshape learning inside and outside the classroom.
David Rauf, June 2, 2020
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The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
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Meeting District Needs Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices
School districts are competing against each other for purchases of digital devices as remote learning expands to schools across the country.
David Rauf, April 1, 2020
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A cafeteria seen through a window sits vacant at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., which was closed after two people who returned from a school trip to Europe tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, health officials said.
A cafeteria seen through a window sits vacant at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., which was closed after two people who returned from a school trip to Europe tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, health officials said.
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School & District Management Many Districts Won't Be Ready for Remote Learning If Coronavirus Closes Schools
E-learning may help some schools keep instruction flowing but major gaps in access and resources mean not all schools are ready to offer virtual classes, and not all students are equipped to learn online.
Mark Lieberman, March 5, 2020
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Triston Dunkerson, center, uses a VR viewer to go on a virtual field trip to a rainforest during a class at Chapelwood Elementary School in Indianapolis last spring.
Triston Dunkerson, center, uses a VR viewer to go on a virtual field trip to a rainforest during a class at Chapelwood Elementary School in Indianapolis last spring.
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IT Infrastructure Virtual Reality for Learning Raises High Hopes and Serious Concerns
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
Benjamin Herold, February 8, 2018
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Executive Skills & Strategy Projectors Face New Classroom Competition
Educators are now considering televisions in place of classroom projectors, but concerns about adaptability remain.
Tam Harbert, June 12, 2017
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IT Infrastructure African-American Teens Missing Out on Digital Innovation
Young black teenagers embrace computers as integral to their futures, but they need more opportunities to learn to code and innovate with technology, according to a national survey.
Benjamin Herold, November 15, 2016
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About 1,000 students participated in the 9th-annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference at the University of Maine in Orono in 2012. They learned about digital game design and other computer skills.
About 1,000 students participated in the 9th-annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference at the University of Maine in Orono in 2012. They learned about digital game design and other computer skills.
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IT Infrastructure Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope
Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state's groundbreaking digital learning program, questioning the impact of the effort on student achievement.
Benjamin Herold, August 30, 2016
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