FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools
FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.
North Carolina to pilot satellite internet for rural students
CARES Act funding will allow students in two of North Carolina's most rural counties to test out SpaceX's Starlink service.
South Carolina to use radio waves for extra K-12 internet access
Gov. Henry McMaster announced a $1.3 million investment in datacasting technology to ensure remote education access for about 5,000 students across the state.
Delaware targets underserved families with $20 million broadband investment
State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.
U. South Florida to offer cybersecurity courses for K-12 districts
The new program, which launches at schools in three Tampa-area counties this fall, will stress the importance of IT security and attempt to create talent pipeline to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap.
Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools
A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.
OpenStax makes its online learning tools free
On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.
LA hackathon for students moves online amid virus outbreak
The eighth annual LA Hacks event will adopt a virtual format for the first time this year to give students a chance to explore and create new technologies.
North Dakota launches student app challenge for career development
State officials are hopeful the competition will provide enterprising young developers a chance to meet with industry and secure job opportunities.