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 …

Apply Now! Nonprofits, Schools Can Receive Free AT&T Wireless Internet Service, Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots for At-Risk K-12 Students

AT&T’s $10 million commitment to the program will help the nation’s most vulnerable students participate in connected learning Bowling Green, Ky. (November 23, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) is launching today an online application for the AT&T K-12 connected learning program, which is focused on closing the homework gap for at-risk students by providing free AT&T wireless internet service and …

To Help Close Digital Divide for Nearly 17 Million Students, AT&T Offers Discounted Wireless Data Plans with Free Wi-Fi Hotspots and Makes $10 Million Commitment to Help Underserved Communities

Classrooms that take advantage of the offer receive free unlimited wireless service1 for teachers2; the new $10 million commitment helps students participate in connected learning by providing free devices and service The following is a press release issued by AT&T on November 12, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: The application window will open Monday, November 23, 2020 and close Monday, January 11, …

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 …