FETC 2019: 10 Steps to Develop a Successful K–12 Bus Wi-Fi Program

Education experts offer best practices for K–12 schools considering a connected bus program.

Wi-Fi-enabled bus programs have the potential to improve K–12 student success by extending their learning time, but the road to implementing one of these programs can be complex.

Two years ago, Google and the Consortium for School Networking launched a pilot connected school bus program, Rolling Study Halls, after districts voiced interest in helping rural students use their long bus rides effectively toward their education.

“What we are really trying to do with Rolling Study Halls is to extend learning time,” said Alex Sanchez, a senior analyst for public policy and government affairs at Google, in a Jan. 29 session at the Future of Education Technology Conference. “Students can work with educators on board and get help on projects they may be having issues with.” Read more.