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AT&T Launches The Achievery to Enhance the K-12 Virtual Learning Experience

AT&T Launches The Achievery to Enhance the K-12 Virtual Learning Experience
   The inequities of the digital divide and its impact on low-income students became mainstream news during the pandemic. The overnight shift to a national lockdown Read more

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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports
January 27, 2023

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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SmartSky Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for Dassault Falcon 900 Aircraft
January 27, 2023

Research Triangle, NC – January 17, 2023 – SmartSky Networks, the leading provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced the completion of an STC for the installation of SmartSky’s flagship hardware system on the Dassault Falcon 900 series aircraft. The Falcon 900 series, with more than 400 aircraft in service, joins a […]

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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service
January 27, 2023

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

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AT&T Launches The Achievery to Enhance the K-12 Virtual Learning Experience
June 16, 2022

The inequities of the digital divide and its impact on low-income students became mainstream news during the pandemic. The overnight shift to a national lockdown requiring students to attend school virtually put a spotlight on the lack of internet access across the U.S. In fact, “one in five teens, ages 13 to 17, reported […]

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Biden Administration’s EdTech Plan: Bridge the Student Digital Divide
January 28, 2021

With a new administration comes new policy visions, and the Biden administration has already vocalized some priorities for the United States’ education system. Reporting out of The 74 Million asserts that the new administration is pointing to the digital divide amongst students as one of the first inequities it plans to tackle, as millions of […]

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4 Higher-Ed IT Predictions for 2021
November 25, 2020

*Alison Bell is a contributing author for eCampus News and has more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience and is the Regional Vice President of Western Governors University, overseeing Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. WGU is a nonprofit, online university offering 60+ degrees in the four colleges of business, […]

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K–12 Student Digital Divide Much Larger Than Thought
July 24, 2020

With the prospect of another distance learning school year on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new analysis released this month finds that a full 15 to 16 million public school students across the United States live in households without adequate internet access or computing devices to facilitate distance learning. The analysis, from […]

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Rural Educators Challenged to Rethink Technology Options for High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
July 14, 2020

As part of her continuing charge to state and local education leaders to rethink school, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a challenge to advance high-quality technology instruction in rural communities. The Rural Tech Project, with a total cash prize pool of $600,000, invites high schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop […]

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Land O’Lakes and Partners Launch a Growing Coalition to Close America’s Digital Divide
July 9, 2020

49 organizations spanning multiple industries announced they have joined forces as part of a new coalition dedicated to helping close America’s digital divide. Convened by farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes, Inc., the newly formed American Connection Project Broadband Coalition (ACPBC or “Coalition”) will advocate for public and private sector investment to bring high-speed internet infrastructure to rural areas, […]

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K–12 Student Digital Divide Much Larger Than Previously Estimated
June 30, 2020

With the prospect of another distance learning school year on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new analysis released today finds that a full 15 to 16 million public school students across the United States live in households without adequate internet access or computing devices to facilitate distance learning. The analysis, from Common […]

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