November 19, 2017

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 A NC Library Brings Wi-Fi Hotspots to Students in Need

Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.

Educators On the Open eBooks App: Needs Work

The free books from the Open eBooks app could be a huge boon for students, but it’s not set up to benefit some kids who need it the most, and other kinks need to be worked out.

Many Low-Income Families “Under-Connected” to Internet, Survey Finds

According to research out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a third of low-income families have only mobile Internet access. Of the rest, many have outdated home computers and slow, spotty connections.

E-Rate’s New Era: A Triple Win in the Effort To Close the Connectivity Gap | Editorial

Diverse and passionate feedback helped shape the new scope of E-Rate—warts and all. Nonetheless, important work lies ahead. More will be required to ensure that the process and formula works, that money follows the promise of funding, and that these resources are fully and well utilized.

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Matters of Equity: As the Divide Grows, We Must Help Level the Playing Field for All of Our Kids | Editorial

As the economic landscape continues to shift, the mission of schools and libraries to address the gaps intensifies, and the work of the key players, teachers and librarians, has never been more essential.