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Colorado schools get $2 million to support internet access

The state also partnered with T-Mobile to provide 34,000 WiFi hotspots and up to 100 gigabytes of data a year to low-income families who qualify.

DENVER, Colorado — Democratic Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that $2 million from the CARES Act will be sent to districts to address the 65,000 students the state’s Department of Education (CDE) estimates who don’t have access to internet at home.

“They’re more likely to disengage and they’re more likely to fall behind,” Polis said at a news conference at the Sheridan School District.

While low COVID-19 cases in the state will push more students back into the classroom, families have to be prepared to go remote. Some won’t want to send students back right away and others might have no choice if a school experiences a virus outbreak.

The state also partnered with T-Mobile to provide 34,000 WiFi hotspots and up to 100 gigabytes

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Closing NV Schools ‘Digital Divide’ Means Better Internet Access

This is the fourth in a series of stories examining how school districts around the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. You can read the whole series here.

By Jackie Valley and Jazmin Orozco/The Nevada Independent

On weekdays in the spring, Angela McVicars began her mornings as a pseudo-information technology specialist. She would log onto the internet, rousing the connection from its slumber, and try to solve any problems before the clock struck 9 a.m.

That’s when her oldest daughter logged onto Zoom for a virtual class. A half hour later, her younger daughter did the same.

Even if McVicars had successfully launched the internet, a sense of foreboding clouded their remote learning. They knew it was a matter of when, not if, the internet connection would suddenly freeze and require a manual reboot — a process that could take a handful of minutes or close to an hour

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SAE International Partners with General Motors to Bring New STEM Computer Programming into Elementary Schools

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SAE International, in partnership with General Motors (GM), announced today the launch of its new STEM curriculum program focused on information technology (IT). The new program, titled Programming Each Other, is the latest challenge from SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, nurturing STEM skills at the Pre-K-Grade 8 levels.” data-reactid=”13″WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SAE International, in partnership with General Motors (GM), announced today the launch of its new STEM curriculum program focused on information technology (IT). The new program, titled Programming Each Other, is the latest challenge from SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, nurturing STEM skills at the Pre-K-Grade 8 levels.

Chris Ciuca, Vice

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