Governor and EducationSuperHighway Announce Milestone in Effort to Improve High-Speed Internet Access Across Texas Schools (October 2018)Senate Education Committee's Recommendations to 85th Legislature (November 2016) See Interim Charge 4, pages 10-12TEA Update on Classroom Connectivity Initiative (September 2016)Education Superhighway Classroom Connectivity Initiative PDF Flier (September 2016)
by Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director, INSIGHT Year Published: Spring 2017
"Last year, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the Texas Classroom Connectivity Initiative in a partnership with the nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway and the TEA. This initiative can offer financial and organizational assistance to Texas public schools looking to create and improve internet access for students and staff, in some cases even canceling out the cost of installing new fiber lines. The initiative has two main goals: to make sure every school in Texas has a fiber connection, and to make sure every school district has enough internet access that teachers and students can access technology in their classrooms, according to EducationSuperHighway CEO Evan Marwell." Read the full article.
Study Shows Texas Continues to Make Major Progress in Bringing High-Speed Internet to More Schools aby Office of the Governor Year Published: January 2017
Since launching the Texas Classroom Connectivity Initiative, Texas has made significant progress in its ongoing effort to expand access to high-speed internet in public schools statewide, according to EducationSuperHighway’s annual “State of the States” on K-12 broadband connectivity released January 17, 2017. Read the full article.
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