FASTER Arkansas: Beebe Gathers Education, Tech Leaders To Evaluate K-12 Internet Needs

by Jordan King  on Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 12:00 am  

A map of which K-12 schools are operating at bandwidth speeds of 100 megabits per second for every 1,000 students and staff members. Each dot represents a public school acting as a bandwidth distribution point for nearby educational facilities. (Source: Arkansas Department of Education)

Members of FASTER Arkansas — Gov. Mike Beebe's new task force — are working to determine just how much broadband is needed by schools to participate in Common Core, a controversial education piece pushed by the National Governors Association.

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