Kansas Connect and Learn Initiative

Kansas Connect and Learn Initiative

On November 9th the Kansas State Board of Education voted to launch the Kansas Connect & Learn Initiative with the nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway, Kansas Department of Administration and Gov. Sam Brownback’s office to develop and implement a statewide plan to upgrade every school district to affordable, high-speed broadband.

EducationSuperHighway's team of network and procurement experts will provide school districts &mdash at no cost &mdash the resources and time needed to upgrade their broadband networks to scalable, cost-effective infrastructure and high-speed bandwidth.

EducationSuperHighway released the full version of Compare & Connect K-12. This free online tool will help you get the most bandwidth for your budget by easily comparing your school district’s broadband deals to those of school districts across the state and country.

Compare your school district to others on Compare & Connect K-12
With the 2017 E-rate filing window currently open, the tool’s powerful new features will make it even easier for you to view broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts in your region. Use Compare & Connect K-12 to:

  • Find out what other districts are buying to support digital learning
  • Compare broadband options in your state
  • See what service providers are offering to nearby districts
  • View a summary of your 2017 E-rate filing

To schedule a 30 minute call directly with ESH use the Education Super Highway Call Scheduler. You can also email Jess Stein directly as she is the Kansas coordinator for ESH.


Upcoming Professional Development/Technical Assistance

JANUARY 2018 WEBINARS

Webinar Series #1: 150 Reasons to Upgrade Your Internal Networks

  • Learn how to use E-rate Category 2 Funds to improve classroom connectivity

View Recording Here

Webinar Series #2: E-rate Category 2 Procurement Masterclass

  • Learn how to maximize your Category 2 procurement options

View Recording Here

How to Get More Bandwidth for your Budget

  • Step-by-step guide to sufficient and affordable bandwidth

View Recording Here

Webinar Series #3: Smart Guide to Category 2 Bid Evaluation

  • Tips and best practices to get your internal network upgrade funded through E-rate

View Recording Here

Build vs Buy? Evaluating your Fiber Bid Responses

  • A tutorial on our Build vs Buy comparison tool, to help you compare the long-term economic impact of your fiber bids

View Recording Here

FEBRUARY 2018 WEBINARS

Live Demo: Compare & Connect K-12

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:00 PM |: REGISTER HERE

  • Our free online tool that equips you to negotiate for more bandwidth by showing you the prices and services that are being offered to your neighbors

View Recording Here

How to Get More Bandwidth for your Budget

  • Step-by-step guide to sufficient and affordable bandwidth

View Recording Here

Build vs Buy? Evaluating your Fiber Bid Responses

Thursday, February 15, 2018| 12:00 PM |: REGISTER HERE

  • A tutorial on our Build vs Buy comparison tool, to help you compare the long-term economic impact of your fiber bids

MARCH 2018 WEBINARS

Live Demo: Compare & Connect K-12

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 12:00 PM |: REGISTER HERE

  • Our free online tool that equips you to negotiate for more bandwidth by showing you the prices and services that are being offered to your neighbors


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