Report: Texas Home To More Rural Students Than Any Other State

The following report was published by Texas Public Radio on November 7, 2019 by Camille Phillips  While Texas is responsible for educating more rural students than any other state in the country — nearly 700,000 — it’s not doing as much for those students as most other states in two key areas. That’s according to a new report from the Rural Schools and …

Closing the Homework Divide with Mobile Services

Bowling Green, KY. (October 2, 2019) – It’s tricky for schools to figure out how to have the broadband internet and technologies needed to teach students the skills of today and the future. Implementing digital technologies in classrooms has proven difficult, particularly in rural schools. The integration of digital curriculum and content has been and will continue to be a significant shift in …

How school districts can organize and collaborate to maximize E-rate and improve their connectivity

Iowa City, IA (May 2, 2019) – The Schools and Libraries Program of the federal Universal Service Fund, also known as the “E-rate Program,” provides billions of dollars each year to support educational connectivity in schools and libraries across the country. Within the E-rate Program, “Category 1” subsidies are provided in the form of “discounts” off of broadband services based on …

Wi-Fi Enabled School Buses A Small Step In Expanding Broadband Access For Rural Pennsylvanians

Editor’s Note: The “homework gap” is a term used to describe those students who do not have broadband access at home and, therefore, are unable to complete school assignments. According to a recent ACT Research and Equity in Learning Study,  47% of students don’t have access at home beyond a mobile cellular device. The below story is one example of …