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Results: Rural (19 Stories)

Case Study: Community Partnerships in Ector County Independent School District

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Ector County Independent School District, TexasP-12

For Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) in rural West Texas, community partnerships have been integral to connecting learners, families/caregivers, and the community to affordable and available broadband. The beginning of the pandemic revealed that 39 percent of learners lacked either a...

Topic: digital equity

Case Study: Availability through Partnerships with the Jersey City Housing Authority

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New JerseyP-12Postsecondary

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) in Jersey City, NJ, provides affordable housing for thousands of families, seniors, and people with disabilities. JCHA had been working with ISPs to ensure residents have affordable internet, especially given a 2019 resident survey found just a third of resid...

Topic: digital equity

Case Study: NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association Promoting Digital Inclusion by Broadband Providers

ethernet cables in a network switch

P-12Postsecondary

NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association represents nearly 850 small broadband providers in the most rural regions of the U.S. Consistent with its long-standing commitment to increasing broadband adoption and usage, NTCA has created focused resources to support rural broadband providers' digital inclu...

Topic: digital equity

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: Personalized Educator Learning Provides Foundation for Personalized Student Learning

Official Vance Middle School Logo showing a Viking Ship

Bristol City School District, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled in five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district’s free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%; the rate at some of the four Title I schools is signifi...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, personalized learning, professional learning

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: From Obstacles to Opportunities Through Digital Learning Conversion

Teacher in classroom in Bristol Tennessee City Schools

Bristol Tennessee City Schools, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled among five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district's free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%, with the rate at some of the four Title I schools sig...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources, professional learning

21st Century Learning Systems

Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, IowaP-12

The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District is a 426 square mile, rural NE Iowa district of 1.200+ students with 48% Free and Reduced lunch. The Challenge Howard-Winneshiek faces several challenges. Like much of rural Iowa and America, declining enrollment and budget concerns along with afford...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, community engagement

Warsaw Inquiry Learning Laboratory

Warsaw Community Schools, IndianaP-12

Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) is a rural school corporation of 7200 students located in northern Indiana. The school corporation has 52% free and reduced population, and a 20% English Language Learner population. Warsaw is known as the Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the World, the duck farming...

Topics: community engagement, equity

Partnering to Increase Bandwidth

Iowa City Community School District , IowaP-12

Iowa City Community School District is the fifth largest school district in the state, with a population of over 12,000 students across a total of 42 schools. Approximately 40 different languages are spoken across the district, which spans 133 square miles across the city. The Challenge Iowa C...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Upgrading the Network Infrastructure

Boulder Valley School District, ColoradoP-12

Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District is consistently ranked among the top three of the state’s large Front Range districts. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the district contains fifty-six schools over 500 square miles, serving approximately 30,000 students in grades K-12. ...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Wanted: A Bandwidth Upgrade

South Wasco County School District, OregonP-12

South Wasco County School District is a small, rural district encompassing all 600,000 acres of southern Wasco County in Maupin, Oregon. The district is comprised of two schools that pull from many neighboring small communities, totaling around 200 students in all. Despite its small size, the distri...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

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