- Published: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Based on spring 2020 reports from Missouri schools, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) estimates that one in five students lacked access to the Internet and digital learning resources. To address this digital divide in a time when it is more critical than ever, DESE has allocated funding for every school district and charter school through the Missouri Student Connectivity-Access (MSC-A) Grant. The $10 million in MSC-A grants are intended to make the Internet and digital learning resources more available to students by expanding the school’s network resources. Schools are urged to take advantage of these funds to support their students’ learning. Details and grant applications (due October 7) are available here. For more information contact Julia Cowell at [email protected].
MOREnet and the University of Missouri County Extension Offices have volunteered to support schools through consultation on potential technology discussions and the MSC-A grants.
Using university research and science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension works with people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. Each county and the city of St. Louis has an Extension office that serves to support local communities in addressing needs related to economic opportunity, health and well-being and educational access and excellence. Check with your county Extension office about support for completing the MSC-A grant application. For contact information in your county visit https://extension2.missouri.edu/.
We have a team of experts in both infrastructure and wireless networking and are eager to ensure technology is helping you meet your goals for teaching and learning. Contact our Network Consulting team by emailing [email protected].