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Results: Connectivity (10 Stories)

Planning for rapid growth

McAllen Independent School District, TexasP-12

McAllen Independent School District is located in a fast-growing, diverse community just five miles from the U.S. border. The district encompasses thirty-three campuses across the Rio Grande Valley, with about 30,000 students, teachers, and employees. McAllen is one of the country’s fastest growin...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

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

Embracing the Power of Digital Learning

Sitka School District, AlaskaP-12

The Sitka School District is a K-12 public school district serving 1,300 students who live in Sitka, Alaska. There are 5 schools in the Sitka School District - 2 elementary schools with 1 school serving students in grades K-1 and the other serving students in grades 2-5, 1 middle school serving stud...

Topics: community engagement, Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Busing in WiFi

Coachella Valley Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

Coachella Valley Unified School District near Riverside, CA (situated in one of the poorest sections of the country) has roughly 19,500 students – 100 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-priced meals – spread out over an area larger than the state of California. Additionally, almost 50% ...

Topics: Connectivity, equity

Internet access to low-income homes

Sunnyside Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is an example of a district pursuing strategies to connect students when they are off campus. It is the 13th largest school district of the state with 19 schools. Nearly 90% of the district’s 17,265 students identify as Hispanic. Additionally, ...

Topic: Connectivity

When Bus Rides Become Hotspots

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Sunnyside Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is an example of a district pursuing strategies to connect students when they are off campus. With its 19 schools, Sunnyside is the 13th largest school district in the state. Nearly 90% of the district’s 17,265 students identify as Hispanic. Ad...

Topic: Connectivity

Ensuring Home Connectivity for All

Bloomington Public Schools District 87, IllinoisP-12

Bloomington, IL’s District 87, located in the heart of the state is home to a diverse student population. With 52% white, 22% African American, 12% Hispanic, 9% multiracial, and 5% Asian, this 20-school district had a 2014-15 student population of 5,615 students. Approximately 56% of its students ...

Topics: Connectivity, equity

Mapping Community Wifi Access

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Forsyth County Schools, GeorgiaP-12

Forsyth County Schools (FCS) in Georgia serves over 42,600 students and is the largest employer in the county with over 4,300 full-time employees and 1,300 substitutes. Out of 180 school districts, FCS is the seventh largest school system in Georgia. FCS is home to 35 schools – twenty elementary, ...

Topics: accessibility, BYOD/BYOT, community engagement, Connectivity, equity

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