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How to Expand Broadband Access in Your Community

In the final installment of our three-part series on broadband, we're looking into communities. At the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, we’ve developed this how-to guide to provide practical, actionable recommendations for community leaders and educators to expand broadband access in their own communities.

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My Digital Divide, My School’s Letter Grade, and My Voice

In the second installment of the three-part series, we shift our focus towards our schools and talk to educators about their first-hand experiences with the disruptive force of the digital divide.

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A Data-driven and Local Perspective of the Digital Divide in Arkansas

In this three-part series, ForwARd Arkansas’ Director of Evaluation and Data Quality Dr. Malachi Nichols digs deeper into broadband data from across the state, sharing perspectives and experiences of those on the ground in schools and communities dealing with the realities of these challenges daily.

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  • OPINION | Ben Kutylo: Seek excellence

    Every Arkansas student deserves an excellent education. A report presented to Arkansas' House and Senate Education Committees earlier this month recommends that we should do more to provide our students with the opportunities they deserve, particularly high-need students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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  • ForwARd Arkansas Names Ben Kutylo Executive Director

    ForwARd Arkansas announced today that Ben Kutylo has been named executive director, effective July 27, 2020. In this role, Kutylo will lead the organization’s work to develop and support the broad implementation of innovative solutions to improve learning and career outcomes for all Arkansas students.

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  • Panelists Discuss ‘Digital Divide’ as Online Education Becomes a Necessity

    The “digital divide” allowing some but not all students access to digital learning involves more than just technology. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for long-term change.

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