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ERIC Number: ED594505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
State K-12 Broadband Leadership 2019: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel
State Educational Technology Directors Association
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication highlights the importance of state leadership and the various ways states strive to support districts and schools. Students deserve these equitable opportunities both on and off campus. States demonstrate leadership through legislation, initiatives, partnerships, statewide broadband networks, regional networks, and/or statewide purchasing consortia to facilitate reliable, cost-effective internet access for districts. States are also developing strategies to help ensure all students have adequate internet access both on and off campus, whether it is publicizing affordable home internet options; the availability of free internet at community locations; or the ability to provide Wi-Fi on school buses. With state leadership to ensure connectivity and access, districts and schools can achieve their goals for digital learning for all students. No one state has the same policies or practices, yet all states are providing leadership. [Additional funding for this report was provided by Parana River Group (PRG).]
State Educational Technology Directors Association. P.O. Box 10, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. Tel: 410-757-3342; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Education Networks of America (ENA); Kajeet, Inc.; Mobile Beacon
Authoring Institution: State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Minnesota; Kentucky; Arkansas; New Hampshire; Oklahoma; Virginia; California; Maine; North Dakota; Ohio; Utah; Washington; New York; Texas; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin; Indiana; North Carolina; Alabama; Massachusetts; Illinois; Iowa; New Mexico; West Virginia; Maryland; Vermont; Louisiana; Alaska; Missouri; Nebraska