School buses equipped with Wi-Fi to aid student learning


Last updated 10/14/2020 at 12:57pm

The Bureau of Indian Education has equipped buses with Wi-Fi connectivity to aid students on their longest routes.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In late 2019 the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) launched an innovative school bus internet connectivity project with the goal of using its 25 longest bus routes to keep students connected to learning, and now that project is nearing completion. Well before COVID-19 hit the United States, the Bureau had begun to transform the designated school bus fleet into extended classrooms so that students remained connected while traveling, in some cases over 200 miles roundtrip per day, on distant bus routes.

Once schools resume in-person instruction, the internet-enabled buses will...

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