The Transylvania Times -

Grant To Aid K-12 Students Who Don't Have Home Internet Access


April 30, 2018

Some North Carolina K-12 students who do not have home internet access will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO) of the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT).

Students who are assigned homework requiring access to the internet, but who do not have home internet access, fall into what is called the “homework gap,” which can limit students’ educational opportunities outside the classro...

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