Eye on Education

Schools Work to Increase High Speed Internet Access

As Ohio approaches the full implementation of the Common Core learning standards later this year, schools around the state are joining their nationwide counterparts in an effort to close the “digital gap” by providing more public schools with high-speed Internet access, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The thousands of miles of wiring frantically being strung throughout America’s schools this summer may look like everyday Internet cables. They’re actually lifelines of high-speed learning. They are part of a more than $2 billion nationwide investment to close the gap between public school haves and have-nots, both of which are increasingly dependent on high-speed Internet to teach students.

Read more at: www.cincinnati.com

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