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- Infrastructure 'Big Burden' for Schools Trying to Give Kids Internet AccessA year into the pandemic, millions of students remain without internet because of financial hurdles and logistical difficulties.Infrastructure Q&A How to Expand Home Internet Connectivity for K-12 Students Over the Long HaulOne Florida district is mapping its region and prioritizing communities with the greatest economic needs for home internet access.Infrastructure The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for AllSimply providing a student with a device and internet connection at home isn’t enough to ensure high-quality online learning.Infrastructure Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device UsageTwo-thirds of America's public school students attend schools that may not provide enough bandwidth for life after COVID-19.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Kris Howard, President of Madison Indoor Air Hygiene, provides the steps you can take in protecting students and faculty from virus spread.Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are MissingSome 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.Infrastructure Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis FindsA 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."Infrastructure Schools See 'Incredible Progress' on Internet Connectivity, Report SaysMore than 44 million students now learn in classrooms with high-speed Internet, up from just 4 million five years ago, according to EducationSuperHighway.Infrastructure What Is a CMSEDUCAUSE, a nonprofit group that promotes the use of information technology in education, provided a definition of course-management systems in a paper on the topic prepared in 2003 by the group’s Emerging Technologies Committee. “At its simplest, a course-management system is a tool that allows an instructor to post information on the Web without that instructor having to know or understand HTML or other computer languages. A more complete definition of a CMS is that it provides an instructor with a set of tools and a framework that allows the relatively easy creation of online course content and the subsequent teaching and management of that course, including various interactions with students taking the course.”The Teacher Education Center at Illinois State University notes that most online course-management systems include: