As we scramble to flatten the curve of COVID-19, our communities have been completely flipped upside down. Cities across the nation are sheltering in place, thousands have transitioned to working from home, and nearly 125,000 schools have closed their doors — meaning 55 million students have been tasked with quickly adapting to distance learning in the […]
Rapidly shifting to remote learning has been difficult for everyone, but harder for some. As schools moved classrooms online, it became clear that those with existing 1:1 programs had smoother transitions. The digital divide has school forced schools to ask two very different questions: “how will we?” versus “will we be able to?” “How will […]
As coronavirus has forced closures for virtually all of the nation’s K-12 schools, the ability to connect to online education at home has become critical to maintaining a continuity of learning during the crisis. Furthermore, the CDC and FEMA have recommended that high-speed Internet access for every family with students enrolled in K-12 public schools […]
On Friday, April 3rd, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a partnership between EducationSuperHighway, the 1Million Project Foundation and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to provide connectivity support for the thousands of students in San Francisco who lack home Internet access. As part of the new Digital Bridge K-12 project, 25 Wi-Fi SuperSpots will be […]
One of the core principals of our education system is that decision-making authority, especially related to how funds should be spent, should be placed as close to the students as possible. That can often mean that many purchasing decisions are shifted from the school district to the individual school level. As a result, state departments […]
As schools rush to get K-12 students set up for remote learning during COVID-19 – including the over 9 million students who lack home Internet access – and likely beyond, they’ll need to plan effectively to secure low-cost deals on devices and services. Given the high level of demand and the strain on supply chains, […]
The coronavirus pandemic has forced school closures nationwide, sending 55 million students home to continue their education remotely. Teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike are finding this transition challenging, but none more so than the families without access to the Internet or devices at home. The “homework gap” existed long before COVID-19, but the rapid […]
Hotspots have become a quick and popular option for addressing the home connectivity gap, but what about their impact as a long-term or universal solution?
School districts all around the country are hard at work developing contingency plans to keep kids learning during COVID-19. As schools close and face uncertainty about when they’ll be able to reopen, it’s more important than ever for students to have access to the Internet so that they can continue their studies and stay connected […]
How school districts are meeting the learning needs and connectivity abilities of their students
School districts are getting innovative by turning their buses into Wi-Fi hotspots where students can connect to access lessons and homework.