Internet gaps in New York cities complicate remote learning. Here’s how

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Trachelle Bivins and her 5-year-old son, Ondrae Florence, come to the Central Library of Rochester to work on his RCSD online learning.

New York State Team

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  • Thousands of students and families are attempting to access remote learning without a stable internet connection at home.
  • Most cities have areas that don’t have easy internet access, and sometimes the available plans are too expensive.
  • Though districts across the state
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12-year-old boy who went viral for studying at pisonet shop now has gadgets, but still no internet

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a child looking at the camera: 12-year-old boy who went viral for studying at pisonet shop now has gadget, but still no internet


12-year-old boy who went viral for studying at pisonet shop now has gadget, but still no internet

The 12-year-old boy who captured the hearts of netizens for enrolling himself to school now has his own gadgets but still lacks internet connectivity, a problem faced by many learners across the country.

According to Mariz Umali’s report on “24 Oras” on Monday, Jhonel Agner received gadgets for online schooling from donors moved

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Hours before deadline, Florida’s voter registration website malfunctions

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Would-be first-time voters may not get a chance to vote after all.

With the clock ticking on Florida’s midnight deadline to register to vote, some people are encountering problems with the state’s registration website, prompting frustrated calls for the state’s leaders to extend the deadline.

Just before 6 p.m., Secretary of State

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Technology allows Bismarck kindergarten teacher to keep teaching while quarantined

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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – Brooke Kopp has been teaching kindergarten for 13 years. But she’s never had a week quite like this past week.



Bismarck teacher spoke to students remotely


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Bismarck teacher spoke to students remotely

The Sunrise elementary kindergarten teacher is one of 160 Bismarck Public Schools teachers who have had to quarantine since mid-August. Kopp quarantined after her husband tested positive for the coronavirus.

Because she was feeling

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Grant brings high-performance computing to New Mexico State University

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Minerva Baumann, New Mexico State University
Published 10:14 a.m. MT Oct. 3, 2020 | Updated 11:29 a.m. MT Oct. 4, 2020

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Tony Dohrmann, CEO of Electronic Caregiver. speaks about new NMSU virtual reality lab

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LAS CRUCES – To help meet the increased demand for technology jobs, a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant is helping New Mexico State University change the landscape for high-performance computing for students

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Applications open for LPSS-funded in-home internet service; part of bid to close digital gaps | Education

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The Lafayette Parish School System and Love Our Schools opened the parish’s first-ever in-home internet assistance program to applications Monday, one move in a broader plan to make the internet more accessible to all students.

The in-home internet assistance program is open to families with LPSS students who attend a community eligibility provision (CEP) school or who qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and haven’t had home internet access

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Leni Robredo: Gadgets more sustainable than printed modules

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On Sunday, vice president Leni Robredo said the Department of Education (DepEd) should consider giving gadgets to learners, citing the risks and challenges the teachers are facing in printing and delivering the modules amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On her weekly radio show, Robredo pushed providing gadgets for students as a more sustainable learning tool for remote learning.

“Mas hindi siya magastos in the sense na wala iyong pang-araw-araw na printing.

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Create a Custom Business Website With This Easy-to-Use Builder

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These days, every business needs a web presence. But not everyone is so technical. For designers, that’s great. They can earn a pretty penny by building websites for entrepreneurs on a freelance basis. However, that’s expensive for entrepreneurs. Something has to give. Blueprints Website Builder by Bootstraptor solves problems for both entrepreneurs in need of a website and graphic designers who need an expedited workflow.



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Some children thrive in remote learning.

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“He just gets distracted,” said his mother, Alex, who spoke on the condition that her last name be withheld to protect her son’s privacy. “That’s his biggest issue.”

And then, suddenly, John was no longer in class. Like millions of other American schoolchildren, he was pushed into remote learning from home when the coronavirus pandemic hit this spring.

But something surprising happened. John did better learning remotely than he had

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Seattle Public Schools still doesn’t know for sure how many students have sufficient internet for school

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Since COVID-19 first shut down in-person learning, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has distributed devices and internet for thousands of students. But for months, district officials haven’t be able to answer these questions with certainty:

How many kids actually need the technology? And does it work well enough to meet remote learning demands?

They’re questions central to conducting school online and closing digital access and learning gaps, especially for Seattle, whose

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San Juan, DICT distribute gadgets to students

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San Juan, DICT distribute gadgets to students

MANILA, Philippines — The San Juan government yesterday turned over gadgets to thousands of public school students for distance learning, a move that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) vowed to replicate in remote areas in the country.

The DICT has given San Juan 12,500 tablet computers, 1,000 laptops and 1,000 pocket WiFis to be distributed

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Trump leads all Facebook ad spending in Arizona

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President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington.
President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump has spent more money on Facebook advertising targeting New Mexico users since July than any other candidate, campaign, or business, according to a New

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Charter Introduces Stay Connected K-12, Making It Easier For Students And Teachers To Participate In Online Learning

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STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With many school districts opting for full or hybrid distance learning this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter Communications, Inc., today announced Stay Connected K-12, a new Spectrum Enterprise solution that enables schools to offer high-speed, cable broadband Internet access direct to their students, educators and staff in their own homes so learning and teaching are uninterrupted. Residences are not billed for

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A tool for learning, recycled computers carry their own lesson for Dover Elementary students

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DOVER — For months, kindergarten student Miguel García has been sharing an old laptop with his two older brothers.

At the start of the new school year, his mother Francisca García, 45, made Miguel a promise: I’ll get you your own computer.

But with the family’s budget still slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, García couldn’t do it on her own.

This week, she got some help.

Miguel, 5, received one

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Seattle Lacking Data About How Many Students Lack Internet

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(TNS) — Since COVID-19 first shut down in-person learning, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has distributed devices and internet for thousands of students. But for months, district officials haven’t be able to answer these questions with certainty:

How many kids actually need the technology? And does it work well enough to meet remote learning demands?

They’re questions central to conducting school online and closing digital access and learning gaps, especially for

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The 25 Best Gifts College Students Will Actually Appreciate

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Shopping, in general, is an obstacle in itself. But shopping for college is an entirely different beast. You spend weeks bookmarking items to purchase for their new dorm or apartment, yet somehow end up forgetting something they need. Bed sheets and oatmeal are essential, but there are a slew of other important items every student needs, whether freshman or super seniors.

And because college looks a bit different for

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YouTube website’s picture-in-picture works again on iOS 14

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YouTube’s website now supports iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode once again, after the functionality mysteriously disappeared last month. It can be enabled in both Safari as well as third-party browsers like Chrome or Firefox by expanding a video to play fullscreen, and then tapping the small picture-in-picture icon on the top-left of the interface. Then you’re free to minimize the browser and use other apps while the continuing to watch a

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Charter Introduces Stay Connected K-12, Making It Easier For Students And Teachers To Participate In Online Learning | News

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STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With many school districts opting for full or hybrid distance learning this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter Communications, Inc., today announced Stay Connected K-12, a new Spectrum Enterprise solution that enables schools to offer high-speed, cable broadband Internet access direct to their students, educators and staff in their own homes so learning and teaching are uninterrupted. Residences are not billed

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University implements two-factor authentication for students | UTSA Today | UTSA

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UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas, the nation and the

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New program to help connect low-income students in Washington to internet

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