‘Tech for Rural Districts’ brings new resources to remote schools

The Consortium for School Networking on Wednesday announced a new initiative designed to improve technology for rural school districts. The project, “Tech for Rural Districts,” will offer support for district leaders through a webinar series and a new online platform.

The initiative aims to narrow the technology gap between rural and urban districts. Rural school districts, which enroll nearly a fifth of U.S. public school students, lag behind urban districts in adopting technology and have more limited access to services like broadband, CoSN has reported. That divide in turn reduces opportunities and classroom quality for students in rural areas.

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