How America’s school districts can improve their internet connectivity for digital learning in every classroom, every day

47% of school districts nationwide, representing 15.4 million students, are meeting the FCC’s recommended bandwidth per student Washington, DC (April 21, 2021) – Less than half of America’s school districts are meeting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recommended bandwidth of 1 Mpbs per student. Just 47% of school districts are meeting that goal according to data published through Connected Nation’s …

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. …

Connecticut school districts are above the national average when it comes to school internet connectivity

49% of Connecticut school districts are at 1 Mbps per student    Hartford, Connecticut (March 24, 2021) – Connecticut school districts are doing better than much of the country when it comes to having the school internet connectivity needed for digital learning, according to data published by nonprofit Connected Nation through its Connect K-12 website. “In Connecticut, we have taken …

Why is in-school connectivity still important?

Washington D.C. (February 23, 2020) – Digital learning is no longer reserved for the most innovative and affluent school districts. It has become essential for the continuity of learning itself, and schools now have both the challenge and opportunity to pioneer a new path forward — one that will foster exciting, immersive learning opportunities for K-12 students everywhere, even after …

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, …

Changing the way we learn: How to educate with new technologies in 2021

Bowling Green, KY (February 5, 2021) – The year 2020 forced the quickest and most significant shift in education delivery strategies that has likely ever happened. What does this mean for our children, educators, and education systems in 2021? What are schools doing today that they never thought about 365 days ago? How are our children and educators dealing with …

Evaluations underway for schools, nonprofits to be awarded free AT&T mobile broadband service to help kids learn remotely

Awardees will be notified on or before February 17 Bowling Green, Ky. (January 15, 2020) – Awardees for the AT&T K-12 homework gap program will be selected by Monday, February 15 and notified by Wednesday, February 17. The application window for schools and nonprofits closed January 11. The AT&T K-12 homework gap program is focused on helping school districts, charter schools, …

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 …

Wham! Connected Nation’s greatest hits of 2020

By Jessica Denson, Communications DirectorConnected Nation Bowling Green, KY (December 14, 2020) – Every year, during the holidays, my friends circulate this ridiculous challenge — try not to be “Whammed!” Basically, the person who goes the longest without hearing the original version of “Last Christmas” by Wham! wins. We’re not the only ones. The challenge is so popular that it …

Connected Nation, Funds For Learning Launch “Connect K-12” to Help State, District Leaders Improve School Connectivity

Website, report provide key insights on school internet access across the U.S. Bowling Green, Ky. (November 19, 2020)–Nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) announced this morning the launch of Connect K-12, a free website that provides internet speed and pricing transparency information to help schools identify broadband solutions and negotiate better deals for services—with the objective of helping schools achieve the Federal …