Funding Technology in Education

Every budget dollar counts as your faculty and staff strive to prepare your students for the future. A large part of that preparation includes ensuring they have access to technology. The right technology is critical to the success of today’s educational initiatives, such as personalized learning, increased engagement, improving student outcomes, and enhancing communication and collaboration. However, many districts are challenged to secure the funding they need for technology to support these initiatives. Connection® Public Sector Solutions is experienced in providing technology to meet all the various technology needs of school districts across the country.

The Challenges of Supporting Modern Connectivity

As more are going digital, robust connectivity is essential to maximizing the advantages of new learning environments. The past few years have seen considerable change for technology in schools. Affordability, network speed, capacity, reliability, and competition continue to affect Internet connectivity. Cloud-based services, security, and digital equity are fast becoming significant factors for education leaders and technology coordinators to consider. In August of 2016, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) collaborated with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and education researchers at MDR to survey school system leaders regarding the current state of broadband and technology infrastructure in U.S. school systems.