"The typical district IT technician is required to support five times as many devices as their counterparts in corporate America."
In addition to needing enough connectivity for teachers and students, schools require robust high-speed wired and wireless networks that are capable of distributing large amounts of content from the Internet to the classroom. Unfortunately, network implementation and management are specialized skills that most school districts do not have the scale to afford.
EducationSuperHighway estimates that 90% of America's school districts do not have access to dedicated networking professionals to manage their networks and infrastructure. The typical district IT technician is required to support five times as many devices as their counterparts in corporate America, leaving few (if any) staff available for specialized roles such as network management.
As a result, many schools cannot effectively monitor or manage their Internet infrastructure. This causes school networks to operate below their potential and makes it difficult to match a school's Internet access to its learning objectives.
Our Solution: Provide technical expertise to districts and schools in need
EducationSuperHighway is creating a Network "Cookbook" and deploying an Education Geek Squad to provide schools with the expertise that they need. The Network "Cookbook" is a website that will guide districts through the process of upgrading Internet infrastructure, while the Education Geek Squad will provide direct technical expertise to school districts. Learn more about our plan to Provide Network Expertise.