Twelve school districts are getting $500,000 in new state grants that will provide students in greater Minnesota with high speed internet connections. The funding allows districts to equip buses with wireless hotspots so students can complete homework while commuting.
State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says “where a student lives shouldn’t determine whether they are able to complete their schoolwork or not.” She says the grants will help ensure students in greater Minnesota are getting the tools they need to be successful.
Here is a list of the school districts who will be receiving grant money:
Deer River, Fertile-Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Lake Superior, McGregor, Pine City, Princeton, Rothsay, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Thief River Falls and Tracy.