Is your school district ready for remote learning this fall? Our toolkit provides guidance and best practices to help you identify and connect students that lack home access.

Assess Needs | Research Options | Procure | Deploy | Manage


Assess Needs

Collecting and analyzing data is a critical step in finding connectivity solutions that meet the needs of your students.

Get Started | Step-by-Step Guide

Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT)

Assess Device Eligibility for Remote Learning

Get device planning tips for Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) or One-to-One (1:1).

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Considerations for Homework Gap Needs Assessments

How to identify students who lack access to a device or Internet outside the classroom.

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Home access needs assessments

Home Access Needs Assessment Playbook

Get the data you need to effectively deliver remote learning programs to your students.

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Research Options

There is no universal solution to closing the Homework Gap. Explore multiple options to get your students connected.

Internet Access | Device Access

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How to Connect Your Students: Device Access

Essential steps for school districts to provide students with a device for home use.

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How to Guide: Set up a Successful Device Lending Program

Considerations for school districts setting up their first device loaner program.

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Low-Cost Internet Resources in Response to COVID-19

Explore our list of free or low-cost service plans to support students and families.

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How to Connect Your Students:
Home Internet Access

Essential steps for school districts when designing a home Internet access program.

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Procure

Find resources to get funding for remote learning tools and successfully navigate the procurement process.

Guidance | RFQs & RFPs

The White House

Federal Funding to Support Home Access During COVID-19

Learn how the CARES Act supports home access technology for K-12 school districts.

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Find deals

Search Low-Cost Internet Options to Connect Your Students

Enter a ZIP code to see special broadband offers to connect K-12 students in your area.

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Tips for Working with Vendors and Providers

Advice for negotiating district-wide deals and navigating supply chain challenges.

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Deploy

Quickly and efficiently deploy connectivity solutions and distribute digital devices to get your students online.

Hotspots | Devices

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How to Guide: Effective Device Deployment

Follow our step-by-step guide to distribute devices to students and families effectively.

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Wi-Fi School Buses

Connectivity Essentials:
Super Hotspots (Fixed & Mobile)

Where home Internet access for students is a challenge, Wi-Fi buses offer a solution.

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Connectivity Essentials: Personal Hotspots

Why personal hotspots are a viable solution to connect students outside of the classroom.

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Connectivity Essentials: Low-Cost Residential Broadband Solutions

Existing residential broadband solutions are an essential tool to connect students during COVID-19.

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Manage

How to create and maintain the systems needed to support your school districts’ remote learning program.

Technical Systems | Case Studies

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How to Guide: Technical Support Systems for Devices

Best practice approaches to managing software updates, device repairs, and replacements.

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COVID-19 school closures

How America’s Schools are Tackling the Homework Gap

Explore how schools across the nation are innovating to ensure continuous learning during COVID-19.

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What to Know About Insurance for Student Devices

Loaning devices for home use? Pros and cons of purchasing insurance to protect your investment.

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