Back to School: the High-Tech Way
In 2013, students headed back to school entered classrooms that were more connected than ever. During September 2013, Connect Alaska highlighted a variety of educational technology initiatives, including the newly launched program, Edified.
Edified is Connected Nation's new education initiative that seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America's K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Edified builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and distinguished educators who desire to work collaboratively to promote technology solutions that have great potential to revolutionize learning and education outcomes.
During September 2013, we invited you to explore Edified and other success stories of technology in education. See those stories and efforts below.
The largest 100 school districts by county
The largest 100 schools districts by state
E-Rate funding by state
September 2012 is Broadband and Education Month!
Connect Alaska works daily to showcase the vital role that broadband plays in the educational experience. From printer distributions to digital literacy training, we are committed to expanding the adoption, access, and use of broadband.
See these efforts below.
2012 Broadband and Education Maps
High School Dropout Rate
Percent of County Residents with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
Percent of County Residents with a High School Diploma
How Can You Help Expand Broadband at Community Anchor Institutions?
As part of its commitment to adoption, access, and use, Connect Alaska is collecting broadband adoption information about Community Anchor Institutions including K-12 schools, universities, libraries, hospitals/emergency medical facilities, and public safety facilities across the United States.
We invite you to complete our short survey.