Ohio is now accepting applications for schools seeking funds to expand broadband accessibility. That program has lifted a restriction that supporters say will go even further in helping low-income districts.
With all Columbus City Schools students attending at least some of their classes online in the fall, the city is using $7 million of federal coronavirus relief money to supply students with Chromebooks.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District found that some families struggled to adapt to remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, revealing big differences in success based on a student’s grade level, access to technology and family income.
Nearly 1 million Ohio households lack reliable broadband service, including 300,000 who don’t have any service at all. The Ohio House has passed a bill that would help expand broadband, and it's now up to Senators to pass the plan.