Tag Archives: internet access

The Challenges of Going Back to School

States and local governments are grappling with how to bring K-12 students back to school safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic—whether in person, virtually, or via a hybrid model. Yet, even before COVID-19, several schools across the country had to close … Continue reading

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Get ON the Internet and Do Your Homework!

These days, internet access is crucial for students both in and out of the classroom. “Underconnected” students—those with limited or no internet access at home—may have difficulty completing homework assignments. This puts them at risk of falling behind better-connected students. … Continue reading

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Rural Challenges, Federal Responses

Moving to a small quiet town surrounded by nature holds appeal for many Americans. However, there are a number of unique challenges to living and working in rural communities, including purchasing homes, building in high-risk areas, and accessing high-speed Internet … Continue reading

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