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Results: P-12 (119 Stories)

Preparing Students for the Future: Lessons from Gwinnett County’s AI Initiative

Students at Gwinnett County Public Schools engaging in AI literacy lesson.


Since artificial intelligence (AI) has become more prominent in society and the workforce, educators are now faced with questions about AI in the classroom. According to Sallie Holloway, the Director of AI and Computer Science, Gwinnett County Schools has a history of innovation towards future readi...

Topic: Artificial Intelligence

Tech Goes Home Chattanooga Equips Learners with Digital Skills to Improve Professional and Personal Lives

A TGH instructor is helping a participant during one of our classes taught in Spanish at La Paz Chattanooga.


While many areas of Hamilton County, TN are covered by municipal broadband, individuals in the region continue facing barriers to digital equity, particularly in acquiring digital skills. In response, Tech Goes Home Chattanooga (TGH CHA) has led the way in providing a variety of training opportuniti...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Lytle High School P-Tech Program Builds Career-Ready Digital Skills

Lytle High School P-Tech Program students

Lytle Independent School District, TexasP-12

In the heart of South Texas, Lytle High School in Lytle Independent School District is championing digital equity to bridge economic, educational, and access divides through its Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). The program, which began in the 2018-2019 school year, offers o...

Topic: Digital Equity

Puerto Rico Focuses on STEM Learning for All

Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, Puerto RicoP-12

Founded in 2004, Puerto Rico’s Science, Technology, and Research Trust is on a mission to “to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens' well-being” through its three main pillars of research & development, entrepreneurship, and public health. The Trust also recognizes ...

Topic: NETP24

Starting Small to Make a Difference in Mississippi

Pascagoula-Gautier School District, MississippiP-12

Engaging students in active use doesn’t require an elaborate technological ecosystem. Pascagoula High School (PHS) is a suburban, Title 1 school on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with a student population of around 1,120, about 70% Black or Hispanic. Educator Jami Sheets teaches a leadership class ...

Topic: NETP24

Utah Funds Student Data Privacy Office to Support School Systems

Utah State Board of Education , UtahP-12

Like many states, Utah has recently updated its student data privacy laws. In 2015, Utah passed HB 68, which required the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to make recommendations for updating existing privacy laws – and, critically, to develop a funding proposal to implement data privacy chang...

Topic: NETP24

Creating a Culture of Student Data Privacy Takes Time

Rocky River School District, OhioP-12

Not long after hiring a new Executive Director of Educational Services, Rocky River School District in Ohio recognized the need to create a system-wide culture focused on protecting student data privacy. Although the school board had recently reconfirmed its Student Privacy Policy, implementation wa...

Topic: NETP24

Southwestern Pennsylvania Engaged in Decade-long Dedication to Digital Health, Safety, and Citizenship

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3, PennsylvaniaP-12

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3 supports the work and implementation of digital citizenship across 42 districts in Southwest Pennsylvania. With generous support from the Grable Foundation and in partnership with Common Sense Media, Unit 3 has worked with districts and other organizations in Gre...

Topic: NETP24

Building Media Literacy into State Standards

Delaware Department of Education, DelawareP-12

Media literacy is a key component of both active use and digital citizenship, and states like Delaware are taking steps to ensure all students are engaged, analytical, informed media consumers. The state passed S.B. 195 in 2022, requiring the inclusion of media literacy standards for K-12 classrooms...

Topic: NETP24

Incorporating Hawaiian Values and Digital Citizenship into Computer Science Education

Hawaii Department of Education, HawaiiP-12

Hawai’i is a culturally unique state. To help ensure their educational system and content are culturally relevant and connected to Hawaiian values, the Hawai’i Department of Education (HI DOE) developed the Ha Framework, a state-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors, and dispositions r...

Topic: NETP24

Kansas District Takes Planned Approach to Digital Citizenship

Wichita Public Schools, KansasP-12

When leaders of Wichita Public Schools considered how they would build digital citizenship into the learning of every student, the 94-site district knew they needed to take a measured approach. The result was a 3-year plan that focused on middle schools the first year, elementary the second, and hig...

Topic: NETP24

Providing Multilingual Digital Literacy Support for Learners, Families, and Caregivers

Beaverton School District, OregonP-12

Located just outside of Portland, OR, the Beaverton School District serves over 40,000 students, approximately 24 percent of whom identify as Latino. When the schools first launched their 1-to-1 program in 2014, they discovered not all students had equitable access to reliable, high-speed internet a...

Topic: NETP24

Digital Harbor Foundation Serves as an Example of Long-Term Innovation Investment

Digital Harbor Foundation, MarylandP-12

Originally “born in Baltimore and dedicated to creating pathways to opportunity through technology,” Maryland’s Digital Harbor Foundation has expanded its efforts to a global reach since opening its Tech Center in a defunct recreation center in 2013. Dedicated to digital equity for everyone, d...

Topic: NETP24

VT Purchasing Consortia Increases Spending Power of Rural Districts

Vermont Information Technology Association For The Advancement Of Learning, VermontP-12

Vermont has a total student population of approximately 83,000 - equal to that of a single large urban school district – spread out across several districts within the state. But the smaller size of these often-rural districts doesn’t stop them from provisioning access to technology tools at a f...

Topic: NETP24

Bringing Internet Access to Alaskan Tribal Lands

Alaska Federation of Natives, AlaskaP-12

While the digital access divide may be closing quickly in much of the country, geography and a lack of physical infrastructure present unique challenges in those locations still waiting for reliable broadband. Through a $35M grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's...

Topic: NETP24

Collaboration and Research Lay the Foundation for CT State Digital Equity Plan

Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, ConnecticutP-12

Prior commitments and policies designed to close the digital divide have helped accelerate the development of Connecticut's Digital Equity Plan, led through its Department of Administrative Services’ Commission for Educational Technology. During the pandemic, the state’s governor established ...

Topic: NETP24

Partnering with Local Government and Community Agencies with HCSEdConnect

Hamilton County Schools, TennesseeP-12

When schools transitioned to emergency remote learning in 2020, the Chattanooga, TN community recognized many students lacked the home internet access necessary to participate. To address the challenge, Hamilton County Schools (HCS), Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, the Enterprises Center o...

Topic: NETP24

State Partnership Brings Assistive Technology Support to Oklahomans

Oklahoma State Department of Education, OklahomaP-12

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the state’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act program, to provide AT and information services for children. ABLE Tech provides training, technical assistance, information, and public awareness to help individuals ...

Topic: NETP24

Supporting Preschool Children with Assistive Technology

Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services, FloridaP-12

To empower early childhood educators to use evidence-based assistive technology with even the youngest learners, the Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services Head Start Program in Florida is partnering with two organizations with external assistive technology specialists. Florida Alli...

Topic: NETP24

Increasing Statewide Support of Accessible Educational Materials

New Hampshire Department of Education, New HampshireP-12

For New Hampshire, 2024 marks the state’s final year as a member of an inaugural cohort of states working to “build a robust and coordinated system for providing AEM and related technologies to all learners with disabilities who need them.” Funded by a grant from the US Department of Education...

Topic: NETP24