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- IT Infrastructure The Infrastructure Bill Includes Billions for Broadband. What It Would Mean for StudentsStudents who struggle to access the internet at home may get some relief through $65 billion in funding for broadband, approved by Congress in the new infrastructure bill.IT Infrastructure Privacy Group Cautions Schools on Technology That Flags Children at Risk of Self-HarmSoftware that scans students’ online activity and flags children believed to be at risk of self-harm comes with significant risks, a new report warns.IT Infrastructure School Districts Seek Billions in New Federal Money for Connectivity, FCC AnnouncesThe Federal Communications Commission received $5.1 billion in requests for new funding to purchase devices and improve internet access.IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to HelpOrganizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.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.IT Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a ProblemSchools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.IT 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.IT 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.IT 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.IT 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.