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From 7 Million Homes to 17 Million Children: Why Many Students Lack Internet Access

How to understand the different estimates of America’s unconnected students We continue to compare the estimates of unconnected students from four organizations: EducationSuperhighway (ESH) Funds For Learning (FFL) Common Sense Media (CSM) Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) Models vary in estimates because of differences in units, definitions, assumptions, methodology and data sources. Initially, we compared […]

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How States Can Leverage Purchasing Power to Support 1:1 Learning

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 […]

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Tips to Secure Low-Cost Deals on Internet Access for Your Students

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, […]

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Are Hotspots a Viable Solution to Keep Your Students Connected?

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?

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Remote Learning During COVID-19

How school districts are meeting the learning needs and connectivity abilities of their students

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Where Home Access for Students is a Problem, Wi-Fi Buses Offer a Solution

School districts are getting innovative by turning their buses into Wi-Fi hotspots where students can connect to access lessons and homework.

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Low-Cost Internet Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Additional Low-Cost Internet Offers As schools all around the country are closing due to COVID-19 and classrooms are moving online, many districts are scrambling to support their educators and students with distance learning. One of the biggest challenges they face is that an estimated 9.7 million students don’t have access to the Internet at home. […]

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Mobile Internet Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Mobile Internet Offers As schools all around the country are closing due to COVID-19 and classrooms are moving online, many districts are scrambling to support their educators and students with distance learning. One of the biggest challenges they face is that an estimated 9.7 million students don’t have access to the Internet at home. The […]

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Home Internet Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Home Internet Offers As schools all around the country are closing due to COVID-19 and classrooms are moving online, many districts are scrambling to support their educators and students with distance learning. One of the biggest challenges they face is that an estimated 9.7 million students don’t have access to the Internet at home. The […]