Texas Education Agency looking to secure multiple Internet Service Providers for Connect Texas Program

“This program could be a game-changer for Texas students.” Austin, Texas (April 13, 2021) – Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) applauds the efforts of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to connect all Texas students in need. The Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) just released an RFP on behalf of the Agency for TEA’s Connect Texas Program. “We are excited …

Building a bridge to broadband for K-12 students

“Closing the homework gap depends on good data. This program is the first step in that effort.” San Francisco, California (April 13, 2021) – Early in the pandemic, as teachers struggled to move all instruction online, school districts were scrambling to figure out just how many kids were not connected to broadband (high-speed internet) at home. That challenge led to …

Texas school districts, nonprofits to receive hotspots, free internet to help more than 1,800 students across the state

AT&T’s K-12 homework gap program is helping students nationwide participate in connected learning Austin, Texas (April 12, 2021) – As students and teachers cross the threshold into a full year of remote learning, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing to work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. …

Michigan schools to receive hotspots and free internet to help more than 4,000 students across the state

AT&T’s K-12 homework gap program is helping students nationwide participate in connected learning Lansing, Michigan (April 5, 2020) – As students and teachers cross the threshold into a full year of remote learning, AT&T and leading nonprofit Connected Nation are continuing to work to put the connectivity solutions vital to education into the hands of those who need it most. …

Help is on the way for more than 300 Greenup County School District students left out of remote learning

Record failure rates attributed to lack of internet access and student engagement during pandemic closures Greenup, Kentucky (March 5, 2021) – When the pandemic forced the Greenup County School District to shut down, faculty and staff struggled to reach their students. “Much of our population is rural, and there are high poverty levels across the county with approximately 62% of …

Today’s homework gap means long-term challenges for African American students

Bowling Green, KY (February 22, 2021) – We at Connected Nation know how transformative broadband can be for Americans – we see it every day as we explore the business, educational, and economic benefits that broadband brings to our homes. Seeing this amazing potential makes it all the more difficult to grapple with the realization that some Americans are less likely …

500 kids in southeast Los Angeles to get the devices they need for remote learning

“During bad times sometimes good things happen. This is one of those things.” The Southeast Community Development Corporation (SCDC) has been working since 1994 to “flood” southeast Los Angeles with some much-needed help. “It was a nonprofit desert in our area,” said Emma Hernandez, Interim Executive Director, SCDC. “We formed from members of local cities who were trying to bring …

The wait is over for 500 low-income Milwaukee kids who can’t access remote learning

How the AT&T homework gap program is making it possible Milwaukee, Wisconsin (February 23, 2021) – Imagine the negative effect of being a student in 2021 without reliable internet access. It’s a stark reality and challenge for a Milwaukee school that is working to deliver a high-quality education to some of the country’s most disadvantaged students. “When the pandemic began, …

How 100 hotspots will keep the music playing across Baltimore

“The ability to stay connected to each other is so critical right now.” Baltimore, Maryland (February 23, 2021) – Teaching math or reading through a virtual classroom is no small feat but imagine how difficult teaching a child to play an instrument would be. “It’s extremely challenging if someone doesn’t have a good camera or strong internet connection,” said Raquel …

Less than a week left for schools, nonprofits to apply for free AT&T mobile broadband service to help kids learn remotely

Program is focused on helping the nation’s most vulnerable students access online learning, participate in virtual classrooms  Bowling Green, Ky. (January 6, 2021) – The deadline for nonprofits and schools to apply for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program is Monday, January 11. K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community-based nonprofits that serve at-risk K-12 students are invited to apply …