Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks
Google announced an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative to over 16 additional school districts, giving “thousands” of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their buses. Google has piloted the program in North Carolina and South Carolina over the last couple years, focusing its efforts on rural communities where some students have lengthy bus rides between home and the classroom each day. Google contributes mobile Wi-Fi routers, data plans, and Chromebook devices. Each Rolling Study Hall also has an “onboard educator” who’s able to provide direct assistance. This program is the work of a partnership between Google and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Providing students with dependable Wi-Fi before and after school is a boon for those who might lack broadband internet at home, giving them two opportunities daily to complete assignments or study for exams while on the bus.
Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks Google giving rural school bus riders free Wi-Fi for homework (USA Today)