Education Super Highway

Participate in a Crowdsourced Solution: Join the Education Super Highway

Posted by Andrew Gardner on

BrainPOP is proud to partner with EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit organization, focused on ensuring that all K-12 schools have at least 100MB+ of bandwidth. Currently, an average school has only 10MB, the same connection most have in their homes. It’s just not enough when you want to show 30 simultaneous videos in one classroom. Their first step is to take a national inventory of the Internet speed at every K-12 school in America. EducationSuperHighway is calling on 1 million teachers, librarians, and administrators to take the 1 minute School Speed Test by simply clicking a button while they are logged into their school network.

EducationSuperHighway will then aggregate the data and make recommendations on how the $2.5 billion of federal funding that’s already allocated to improve schools’ Internet connectivity can be deployed more effectively. As a second step, they will also work with school districts to provide technical expertise to upgrade the equipment so all schools have enough Internet access.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
Please join us in becoming a champion at your school for improved Internet access. Sign up now at www.SchoolSpeedTest.org.