New Nonprofit Report Highlights Progress Towards K-12 Connectivity
EducationSuperHighway is a nonprofit that is working to upgrade the Internet access in every public school classroom in America so that every student can take advantage of digital learning opportunities.
I was asked to edit and proofread several documents:
- The 2015 State of the States report that provides an in-depth analysis of the progress being made to improve K-12 connectivity in U.S. schools (13,500 words)
- 50 synopses that were inserted into state-specific snapshots
- 9 vignettes that showcase the specific progress being made in selected states
Excerpt From State Vignettes
California mitigates the cost of upgrading to fiber
Fiber infrastructure provides a scalable solution for delivering the bandwidth that schools need to provide digital learning. However, the one-time construction cost is beyond the reach of many California schools.
Recognizing this financial hurdle, California’s Governor Jerry Brown provided funding that established the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant. After identifying qualifying schools, the grant executed a RFP to solicit fiber construction bids.
To date, 171 schools have been selected for upgrades, 95 percent of which will soon be connected to fiber.