Connected Nation launches Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T

Published on: September 26, 2022

Program is bringing digital literacy workshops to communities to help advance digital skills and empowerment for families across the U.S Bowling Green, Kentucky (September 26, 2022) – Connected Nation (CN) announced the launch of a new Digital Literacy program in collaboration with AT&T. The program is part of AT&T’s national digital literacy initiative to help narrow the Digital Divide. The …

FCC ANNOUNCES $77 MILLION IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES TO HELP CLOSE THE HOMEWORK GAP

Published on: August 1, 2022

The following press release was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, 2022 Nearly 13 Million Students Benefitting from Program Providing Digital Services for Students in Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission today announced it is committing over $77 million in two new funding rounds through the Emergency Connectivity Program, helping to …

New study shows where America’s K-12 students are not getting the same access to education

Published on: July 28, 2022

Waukesha, Wisconsin (July 28, 2022) — In July 2022, the Consortium for School Network (CoSN) released the results of its Home Connectivity Study. This study analyzes internet connectivity and speeds among K-12 students in seven school districts across the country.  In it, researchers focused on where students completed their schoolwork, disparities between internet connectivity and speed at school vs. outside …

Closing the homework gap: New hotspots help connect university students across the country

Published on: May 25, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee (May 25, 2022) — This past year, Connected Nation and AT&T partnered to help bridge the Digital Divide and narrow the homework gap for vulnerable students across the country. As part of this $10 million dollar commitment, the Homework Gap program delivered 1,060 free mobile hotspots and 14 months of free AT&T wireless internet service to schools and …

Connected Nation invites teachers, parents to host watch parties, cheer on student teams for the national Kids Tech Summit

Published on: April 12, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (April 12, 2021) – The national Kids Tech Summit will take place in less than 10 days on Friday, April 22 at 4pm (eastern). The finals for this event will feature four student teams from organizations located across the country –  from New Jersey to Hawai’i. This friendly competition, which is hosted by national nonprofit Connected Nation …

Kahauiki Village students to compete in national Kids Tech Summit while bringing their community together

Published on: March 31, 2022

Honolulu, Hawai’i (March 31, 2022) – Residents of Kahauiki Village may have all come from different walks of life — but once they arrive, they become part of a larger family. “Once families move here, Kahauiki Village is their home for as long as they choose to stay,” said Kiana Whipkey, Kahauiki Village Family Specialist. “Right now, we have 129 …

Teens teaching teens to build a more digitally diverse and equitable world

Published on: March 28, 2022

Computers 4 People expands to include Computers 4 People 4 Teens Hoboken, New Jersey (March 28, 2022) – The Kids Tech Summit taking place April 22 challenges K-12 students to use their digital skills to help the community. Four student-led projects have been named as finalists. One of those innovative groups is expanding upon a mission begun by another teenager …

The simple change one 10th grader says we can make to attract more people to STEM

Published on: March 24, 2022

“True innovation comes from including many perspectives.” Los Angeles, California (March 24, 2022) – Mariela Cruz-Suarez and her teammates at C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (C5LA) are pretty excited about competing in the national Kids Tech Summit taking place virtually on April 22. “When I told the students they made it to the final round, they were thrilled and …

Final four named for national Kids Tech Summit competition hosted by Connected Nation

Published on: March 17, 2022

Bowling Green, Kentucky (March 17, 2021) – Connected Nation (CN) announced this week the four finalists in its national Kids Tech Summit. This friendly competition, which is sponsored by AT&T, provides an opportunity for students to use their digital skills to develop 100% student-led projects that directly benefit their communities and help narrow the Digital Divide. “We challenged those taking …

New data illustrates how statewide technology tracking is helping Utah education leaders as pandemic continues

Published on: February 23, 2022

Latest Utah School Technology Inventory includes 88,000 new data points plus individual technology summaries for every school in Utah Salt Lake City, Utah (February 23, 2022) – The Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) released this week the fourth iteration of its Utah School Technology Inventory. Completed in collaboration with national nonprofit Connected Nation (CN), the report provides important updates …