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Blog // Connected Texas

Almost 1 million Texas students lack home broadband access

By Jennifer Cobb

Earlier this month, Connected Texas released its Broadband and Education – Connecting Students in Texas report, revealing almost 1 million Texas students lack home broadband access. The report was released in conjunction with the Texas Broadband Symposium that was hosted by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and co-hosted by Connected Texas.  Among the findings from the report: ·      Only 8% of Texas households with K-12 students do not own a computer, but more than 950,000 students in the state do not have broadband at home. ·      Students living in homes with annual...

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Technology Prompts Adjustments to Texas Education

By Jeremy Thacker

Technology is rapidly changing education around the world. Here in Texas, the state legislature is responding with a bill that makes some significant adjustments to the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). The bill impacts funding and course provider selection, reporting requirements, and course providers. The bill also requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to conduct a broadband study to determine the network capabilities of each school district. You can learn about all the adjustments the bill makes to the current TxVSN by reading the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) summary. And for the latest Texas technology and...

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Preview the Digital Inclusion Conference’s Heavy-Hitting Lineup!

By Jeremy Thacker

Friday morning kicks off the Digital Inclusion in Texas: A Conference and Colloquium in Austin. The two-day event promises panels and speakers rich with knowledge to share in helping the state achieve its goal of teaching all Texans imperative Internet and technology skills to thrive in our digital age. Connected Texas is co-hosting the event at the University of Texas at Austin in Sid Richardson Hall, Bass Lecture Hall. The conference will bring together noted scholars, representatives of federal, state, and city government, and nonprofit advocacy organizations to address gaps in broadband adoption throughout the United States.Conference...

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Join Us for “Engaging Texas Students @ Home!”

By CTX Staff

The city of Austin is gearing up for its annual SXSW events and this year, Connected Texas is teaming with Intel, and the Texas Computer Education Association to hold one of our own! “Engaging Texas Students @ Home” is happening Wednesday, March 6 in Austin. We'll be discussing broadband adoption and digital inclusion solutions to support student engagement. Attendees can enjoy hors d’ouevres, drinks, networking with peers and demonstrations. Connected Texas and Intel representatives will be on-hand to showcase digital inclusion solutions to meet the diverse needs of student populations within your community. If you'd like more information...

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