One in three kids do not have Internet access at home. School has gone online and without broadband at home millions of students are negatively impacted. No access means they cannot complete their homework. Their future depends on having the tools they need, and it is within your power to help.
Richland District Two is helping ESOL families proper with at-home wireless Internet access after school. The district has committed to integrating technology into the classroom. Equity of access is a key to the success of these programs.
Richland District Two identified families, mostly Hispanic, who lacked home Internet. Through their ESOL program, they brought Internet home to the entire household to access community resources and search for jobs--a benefit for everyone.
Our work to bring universal access to high quality technology tools for our students grades 6-12 was work entrenched in our mission to reduce the opportunity and experience gaps that can impact learning for many students. Our technology tools have brought fresh energy and excitement to all of the Affton schools.
When Diane was charged with making sure that all the students in Green Bay had access to the Internet after school, she knew the key to success would be to implement a thoughtful and organized system that could be easily managed across the 10 schools in the pilot program.
1. Statement of commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Federal Communications Commission before the Subcomittee on Communications and Technology Energy and Commerce Committee United States House of Representatives "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”, November 17, 2015, http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db1118/DOC-336457A1.pdf
2. Beltran, Daniel O.; Das, Kuntal K; and Fairlie, Robert W., “Home Computers and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the NLSY97 and CPS,” November 2008, http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2008/958/default.htm
3. Making Mobile Learning 3.0, December 7, 2015, http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/367813/MLM3-Report.pdf