What Happens When Schools Can't Get Online?

Last Updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:48am | Education

The community built a new barn, right next to their elementary school. They hung a sign over its red doorway, naming it Sunshine Farms. Inside, the children began conducting science lessons by collecting data on animals. The barn contained 11 hens, two lambs, and one laptop—protected with plastic wrap.
 
Until last year, the school in Maryland’s western Allegheny Mountains had internet access through a molasses-slow dial-up connection; it crashed if too many students used it, and the slow speed made it frustrating for teachers. Now, for the first time, the school has reliable, high-speed internet service.  Read more>>