Challenges surrounding technology access remain significant obstacles today, and states often struggle to help students find internet connectivity outside of school. But in Minnesota, a new grant program is changing that.

The Internet Broadband Expansion for Minnesota Students grants help provide students with the high-speed internet connections needed to complete homework and access other online learning opportunities.

The new grant funding will allow districts to equip buses with wireless hotspots, enabling students to complete homework while commuting. The funding also will be used to purchase wireless hotspots, data cards, and other mobile broadband devices that students will be able to check out...

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