I’m curious …
The Education Superhighway 2016 report states: “75% of all students in America are connected to high-speed broadband (K–12 schools), and 88% of school districts meet the minimum requirements for wireless service.”
What I want to know is: Does it really work?
I am in decent hotels many days when the wireless and broadband are so inadequate that I have to do a personal connection with my mobile device. I was in a school district recently where I was told that only about half of their electronic devices actually worked.
So I would love to hear your responses to any or all of the following questions:
- Is the broadband in your school or schools sufficient for the use it gets? Is it quick, slow, delayed, only available at certain places?
- What percentage of school-sponsored devices work dependably—and what percentage of time do you use electronic devices in your classroom?
- Are you elementary-, middle-, or high school-based?
- For your low-income (free and reduced-price lunch) students, what percentage have Internet at home?
Categorized in: K-12 Schools
This post was written by Ruby Payne