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ERIC Number: ED584156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel
State Educational Technology Directors Association
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies to support teaching and learning. In April 2016, SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action released the "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" report (see ED569341) highlighting the powerful impact of state leadership in driving critical policy decisions at the national and state level to support broadband networks, bandwidth capacity and home access for low-income families. In this companion report, "The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning," SETDA continues to advocate for increasing robust access both in and out of school to best prepare all students for college and careers. SETDA provides the following updated recommendations for policy makers and school leaders: (1) Increase Infrastructure to Support Student-Centered Learning; (2) Design Infrastructure to Meet Capacity Targets; (3) Ensure Equity of Access for All Students Outside of School; and (4) Leverage State Resources to Increase Broadband Access. Appendices provide research methodology, Federal programs/initiatives that support school access, resources, exemplars, and a glossary.
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: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: AT&T; Education Networks of America (ENA); Kajeet, Inc.; Mobile Beacon
Authoring Institution: State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Identifiers - Location: Utah; Indiana; Colorado; Vermont; California; Maine; Virginia; North Carolina; New Mexico; Maryland; Tennessee; Michigan; Georgia; Florida; Kansas; Illinois; South Carolina; Arizona; Alabama; Minnesota; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Connecticut; Kentucky; New Jersey; Wyoming
IES Cited: ED581891