Georgia district creates homework zones via wi-fi buses

Georgia’s Liberty County School System to outfit its school bus fleet with wi-fi in an effort to extend the school day — the first school district in Georgia to provide students free internet access through mobile wi-fi units.

Liberty County will also create 24 “Homework Zones” around the county by parking their Kajeet wi-fi-enabled school buses in areas including apartment complexes and fire and police departments from 2:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. These “Homework Zones” will allow low-income students to access educational and safe, school-district approved websites so they can continue their studies outside the classroom.

When Liberty County launched its one-to-one iPad initiative, the Liberty Learning Experience, in the 2014-2015 school year, students began relying more on digital textbooks and applications, and the district determined approximately 60 percent of students did not have access to the Internet.…Read More