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Oklahoma Governor Launches High Speed Internet Initiative

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has launched an initiative to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to public schools across the state, according to the Associated Press.

The Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative will work with interested school districts and telecommunications service providers to increase the number of schools with fiber optic connections, improve the connections’ capacity and affordability and ensure that classrooms statewide have WiFi access to better facilitate digital learning.

Fallin said the technology creates digital learning opportunities that can provide every student with a personalized learning plan for such lessons as upper level math and science classes and concurrent enrollment courses.

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit focused on upgrading internet access in every public school classroom in the United States, are providing technical assistance to Oklahoma.

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