Educational Technology

May 31, 2017

Districts Need to Set-up WiFi in Public Housing

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Matthew Lynch, Edvocate

So what can school districts do to help students whose families can’t afford internet access? One solution is to provide Wi-Fi for these families, free of charge. This sounds ambitious and expensive, but it may be one of the best methods educators have to fight the cycle of poverty. We already know that there are millions of families with school-age children who don’t have internet access. Almost all of these families lack internet access because they can’t afford it. Additionally, we know that this creates problems for students in school. So why not eliminate these problems completely by simply providing internet access to needy families? An easy way to target the families who are most likely to be unable to afford internet access would be to give free Wi-Fi to students in public housing.

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