Aug 2017

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

For over a decade, North Carolina has been the site of one of the most sustained, successful initiatives in education: giving all students in all schools access to broadband internet with WiFi in every classroom by 2018.

Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education.

What’s striking is that this success story has occurred against the backdrop of so many major high-profile education initiatives floundering across the nation—Common Core and accountability come to mind—and amidst significant political turbulence in the Tar Heel state.


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