In support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, the tractor company is donating FIRST robotics class packs to the district. It is also supporting elementary and middle school mentors for students.
In total, the $14.8 million in funding from the federal government will support 3,081,131 devices and 774,115 broadband connections and help connect more than 3.6 million students throughout the state.
Tech company SAP is promoting the use of virtual reality to help students gain the skills they need for the job market. The company offers a VR program designed to assist students from underserved communities.
Enid Public Schools announced a program that offers discounted Internet service for families that qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program through at least the rest of the school year.
K-12 schools gave students laptops and tablets to let them learn virtually. But many schools also closely track students’ activities on the devices — and advocacy groups are raising the call for less invasive monitoring.
The U.S. Department of Education will gather additional federal data to examine the full scope of problems faced by schools throughout the pandemic. The study hopes to guide policymakers tasked with reopening schools.
Public outcry against standardized testing, along with adjustments required by COVID-19, have led to a new generation of academic tests.
Students in Plainview, Texas, will soon have access to a private LTE wireless network throughout the school district. The total cost of the project is expected to come in around $1.1 million.
The new agreement, led by Massachusetts, will allow eight neighboring states and Washington, D.C., to offer Internet access, devices and other technology to constituents through local agencies at a discounted rate.
At New Lisbon School District in Wisconsin, Technology Director Ross Hurley said many teacher computers from 2013, interactive white boards from 2008, and electrical wiring in school buildings need be replaced.