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Results: P-12 (52 Stories)

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: How Middletown City School District Develops Partnerships to Support Students and Staff

Middletown City School District, OhioP-12

Marlon Styles, Jr. serves as the superintendent of Middletown City School District in Ohio. As superintendent, he has advocated for equitable access to reliable, high-speed internet and devices for all students and has been recognized for his leadership in leveraging technology to improve education....

Topic: Digital Equity

On the Heels of the Road to Success Bus Tour, ED and FCC Highlight the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in North Carolina

Conference table of participants listening to Deputy Secretary Speak

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North CarolinaP-12

Recently, representatives of the Department of Education (ED) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) visited Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina for conversations on partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to implement the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). ACP, ...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Learner Voice at Maine West High School

three students from behind in a classroom

District 207, IllinoisP-12

Amplifying learner voice is a priority for Maine West High School in Illinois. The school has created multiple pathways and supports for students to lead, collaborate with their peers, and to advise and engage with school leadership. For example, students, through a formal application process, can j...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Community Partnerships in Ector County Independent School District

happy family sitting and looking at a laptop

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: Adoption and Support Call Center from Communities In Schools of Nevada

people working in an office on laptops

NevadaP-12Postsecondary

With schools relying on remote instruction throughout Nevada in the fall of 2020, the “Connecting Kids” public-private partnership was developed between public school districts, charter schools, the Nevada Department of Education, community groups, businesses, state agencies, local municipalitie...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Flexible Supports for Learners and Educators with Digital Access in Roselle Public Schools

woman sharing her presentation with her colleagues

Roselle Public Schools, MarylandP-12Postsecondary

Roselle Public Schools is focused on “Every Student Everyday!” and meeting learners where they are by any means necessary to support learning in digital environments. Their ongoing 1:1 program offers 100 percent access to devices and internet for K-12 learners and provides flexible support for b...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Collaborative State and Community Initiatives for Digital Skills Training in Refugee Communities

woman placing sticky notes on a wall during a meeting

MarylandP-12Postsecondary

During the pandemic, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) sought to strengthen partnerships between refugee resettlement networks and organizations promoting digital equity. In the fall of 2020, MPI partnered with the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA) to increase digital access and ado...

Topic: Digital Equity

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

hands typing on a mini keyboard

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

Case Study: Broadband Availability Data Collection and Mapping at Navajo Preparatory School

white and black broadband router

New MexicoP-12

The Navajo Preparatory School (Navajo Prep) in New Mexico serves learners across the Navajo Nation, which is the size of West Virginia. The school enrolls approximately 270 students from more than 50 majority-rural communities. The school made extensive efforts to ensure internet availability fo...

Topic: Digital Equity

Bear Creek Middle School: Professional Learning for Effective 1:1 Implementation

Fulton County Georgia, GeorgiaP-12

Background Bear Creek Middle School—located just south of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Fulton County School District—just completed the 2nd year of its 1:1 device initiative, which provides over 1,100 students with new electronic digital devices. In December 2014, as the result of a Fulton Count...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, digital citizenship, professional learning

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township: Personalizing Learning by Redefining Where and When Students Learn

Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, IndianaP-12

Serving over 12,000 students in Indiana, the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township’s mission is to prepare its students “to be self-directed learners who are literate, creative, curious, civic-minded citizens who do meaningful work in school and life beyond school.” As part of the U....

Topic: personalized learning

Highline Public Schools: Personalized Learning as a Pathway to Equity

Highline Public Schools Logo

Highline Public Schools, WashingtonP-12

Highline Public Schools is a richly diverse school district located just south of Seattle that serves over 20,000 students. The district’s promise to families, students, and the community is that every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for college, career and citi...

Topic: personalized learning

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School: Using OER to Scale High-Quality Personalized Learning

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School Logo

Brooklyn, New YorkP-12

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB), a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, New York, is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of academic level, English language proficiency, or disability. LAB has leveraged its resou...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, personalized learning

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

Collaboration Supports OER at Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

Three students collaborate using laptop computers

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CaliforniaP-12

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, located in north San Diego County, serves approximately 5,200 kindergarten through eighth grade students in eight schools. The geographical boundaries of FUESD contribute to the unique population it serves. Stretching from the I-15 corridor to the Pac...

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

Coronado Unified School District’s #GoOpen Movement to Support Learner-Centric Teaching

Coronado student talks about life before the Internet

Coronado Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

CUSD was motivated to #GoOpen because the learner has changed. “Students have a pervasive mindset of personalization. Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace...so why not in our schools?” acknowledged Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Felix. S...

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

Columbus Municipal School District: From Textbooks to Tech

Logo of the Columbus School District

Columbus Municipal School District, MississippiP-12

The CMSD #GoOpen journey began about a year and a half ago, and was prompted by the realization that our outdated textbooks were no longer adequate to meet the needs of each student and to ensure that every student in our district succeeds. CMSD realized that not only did these textbooks fail to mee...

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

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

Beyond Textbooks

Vail Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

The Vail Unified School District is a K-12 district that encompasses a large geographic area to the southeast of Tucson, Arizona serving over 12,000 students attending 18 schools. The Challenge In the early 2000’s Vail improved in the state standings academically and leaders began to reflect o...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, strategic planning