National Effort to Upgrade Internet Access in Public Schools Launched
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December 6, 2013 By:
EducationSuperHighway, the nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high speed broadband to the nation's K-12 public schools, today announced that it is launching a comprehensive national effort to upgrade America's schools. Mark Zuckerberg's Startup:Education, the Gates Foundation and several other foundations and education entities are making a multi-year investment in EducationSuperHighway's mission to ensure all students have equal access to the promise of digital learning.
EducationSuperHighway is encouraging state and local policy makers to join twenty-six states and thousands of school districts in the national effort to bring high-speed Internet access to America's K-12 students. The first step is to take an inventory of the Internet access available to their students by participating in EducationSuperHighway's free National SchoolSpeedTest (www.schoolspeedtest.org
). In addition, EducationSuperHighway encourages school superintendents and school board members to contact their local representatives to voice their support for modernizing the E-rate program.