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 …

124 schools, nonprofits will receive 35,000 hotspots through K-12 homework gap program

AT&T’s $10 million commitment to the program is helping the nation’s most vulnerable students participate in connected learning Bowling Green, Ky. (February 24, 2020) – Connected Nation (CN) and AT&T announced this week that the awardees for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program had been named. The list includes 124 schools and nonprofits spanning 26 states nationwide. “Many of the …

Kids at one Baton Rouge school to get the bandwidth they need for remote learning, work-study program

“When this first happened even just getting your hands on a hotspot was difficult. Everyone in America needed one.” Baton Rouge, Louisiana (February 23, 2021) – Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School approaches education a little differently than other schools. “It’s a unique model. We are one of 37 Cristo Rey schools nationwide,” said Eric Engemann, President. “We not …

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 …

How Simple, Effective Partnerships are Connecting Rural Michiganders to the Internet

And it’s something every area could do by Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Hancock, MI (May 21, 2020) – Michigan’s Copper Country sits at the uppermost part of the Upper Peninsula. It’s, simply put, as far north as you can drive in Michigan. For more than a century, the area was the world’s greatest producer of copper— earning it its …

Resources and Solutions to Providing Connectivity for Those Stuck in the Digital Divide

Virtual (April 8, 2020) – Coronavirus has changed how Americans work and learn—but for millions of families and individuals, that change means being unable to access the critical resources they desperately need. Connected Nation (CN) is a national nonprofit based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that has advocated for improving access to broadband (high-speed internet) for nearly two decades—and it has …