Kajeet Provides School Districts with Safe Mobile Connectivity to Help Students Access Internet for Greater Success
MCLEAN, Virginia—September 18, 2018—Kajeet®, the industry leader for safe, K-12 mobile solutions, announces the winners of its second annual Homework Gap Grant. Winners span the nation, from California to Maine. Each applicant offered an inspiring story about how Kajeet can help their students succeed with filtered and managed mobile connectivity.
This year, 30 schools and districts were awarded the Homework Gap Grant. The grant is designed to help schools and districts pilot a mobile connectivity program so students can complete their homework at home, on the go, or on the school bus. Initially, Kajeet planned to award 15 grants, and after seeing substantial need and many compelling applications, the company doubled the number of winners.
Grant recipients receive either a 10-unit Kajeet SmartSpot® solution or 1 (one) Kajeet SmartBus™ solution powered by the Kajeet Sentinel® cloud platform, which includes safe, filtered and managed 4G LTE wireless Internet outside the classroom for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Schools will experience the full Kajeet customer-first service, with Kajeet working with the schools all year long to assist and track student success. Of the 30 winners, four districts will pilot the Kajeet SmartBus solution, and 26 will provide Kajeet SmartSpot (Wi-Fi hotspot) devices to their students.
The 2018-2019 winners are:
Boaz City Schools, AL
Browning School District #9, MT
Coalgate Public Schools, OK
Conecuh County Schools, AL
Decatur County School District, GA
Dupo Community Unit School District 196, IL
Eufala City Schools, AL
Franklin County Schools, NC
Global Learning Charter Public School, MA
Grain Valley Schools, MO
Jersey City Public Schools, NJ
Lenoir City Schools, TN
Ludlow Public School District, MA
Martinsburg High School, Berkeley County Schools, WV
Milan Community School Corporation, IN
Moody Independent School District, TX
Norwood Public Schools, MA
Ogden City School District, UT
Peninsula School District, WA
Riverbank Unified School District, CA
San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District (SMCISD), TX
Ridgecrest Charter School, CA
Sheboygan Area School District, WI
Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools, OH
South Portland School Department, ME
Spur Independent School District, TX
Waterloo Central School District, NY
Wills Point Independent School District, TX
Worth County School District, GA
Zumbro Education District #6012, MN
“Because the need for digital equity continues to increase as schools move learning online, year after year we see more school districts addressing the need to provide students with equal access,” said Daniel Neal, the CEO and founder of Kajeet. “And with an increase in digital learning, there is increased need for connectivity. For a second year in a row, we made the decision to help these passionate technology leaders make an even greater difference in their communities and improve resources for their students.”
Kajeet partners with over 710 schools and districts across the U.S. to provide safe, mobile Internet access to all students. The Kajeet Sentinel platform is the core of the Kajeet K-12 connectivity solutions, powering the Kajeet SmartSpot and Kajeet SmartBus on six North American 4G LTE wireless networks. With provisioning, filtering, device management, asset allocation tracking, network security, analytics and reporting tools all in one convenient SaaS cloud-based platform, schools and districts easily and securely connect students to the mobile and digital world across multiple carrier networks. Students focus on their schoolwork and remain safe from malicious web pages and any known viruses. CIPA-compliant filters help keep students on task, while the Sentinel dashboard provides administrators complete visibility into student usage patterns and suspicious activity on the network.
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