In the majority of America’s schools, broadband connects students to learning opportunities that were previously unreachable.
In 2015, New America partnered with Virginia’s Alexandria City Public Schools to analyze the use of use of new technologies in the classroom
Teachers have devised a number of strategies to deal with the connectivity challenges in their classrooms.
The study leveraged the open source tests, tools, and open data provided by M-Lab to measure broadband speeds in ACPS classrooms.
There must be a clear feedback loop between data on overall network capacity and performance measurement in the classroom.
Education leaders at the federal, state, and local levels need to work together to support online teaching and learning.
Every state can help its schools avoid some of the growing pains of digital adoption by learning from these lessons.