Arizona lags in schools’ internet access, but change is coming. Please see related story

| March 29, 2017

By David Wichner • Arizona Daily Star

Twenty years ago, internet access was a luxury that only a small number of schools in the country could afford. That’s no longer true .

As more instructional technology advances and more material lives online instead of on book shelves or in cabinets, nearly all schools in the country have adopted some sort of access to the internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

However, data from a nonprofit advocating for better internet access in schools shows Arizona is still lagging.

 That’s not to say progress isn’t being made; a statewide initiative coupled with federal funding could boost internet connectivity in Arizona’s public and charter schools substantially in coming years.

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