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Wi-Fi now just about universal in New York schools

Dec 19, 2023 1:11 am

Emilie Munson reports in the Times Union that federal data and Times Union research show that now nearly every public school classroom in New York now has Wi-Fi, or wireless internet access. Superintendent Joshua Meyer, from the Boquet Valley Central School District in the Adirondacks, said his students there will finally get Wi-Fi in every classroom next month. U.S. Department of Education information released last month showed about 96 percent of New York schools reported having Wi-Fi in every classroom in the 2020-21 school year, and more recent interviews show those numbers have increased since then. Mindy Fiscus, who serves on the board of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, says, “It’s refreshing to see, but that evolution took a lot of time because there was a lot of expense involved.... It did ramp up rather quickly during the pandemic. … It really stepped us into a new digital age.” Read more about this story in the Times Union.