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The Homework Gap

One in three kids do not have Internet access at home. School has gone online and without broadband at home millions of students are negatively impacted. No access means they cannot complete their homework.

Their future depends on having the tools they need, and it is within your power to help.


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7 in 10 teachers assign homework requiring Internet access at home.

1 in 3 students do not have broadband at home.1

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High school students with broadband at home have graduation rates 6 to 8 percentage points higher than those without.2

Students with tablets and Internet access at home scored 24 percentage points higher than their disconnected peers.3 

Get Funding Resources ›Homework Gap Grant ›

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The Homework Gap Grant!

Kajeet is thrilled to announce our first-ever Homework Gap Grant, a grant designed to help school districts pilot a program for Internet access outside the classroom to help close the Homework Gap.

Three school districts will be awarded 10 Kajeet SmartSpot® (Wi-Fi hotspot) devices with a school year’s worth of Education Broadband™ service OR filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus with the Kajeet SmartBus™ solution. More information is available here.

In 2017, due to the number and quality of applicants, Kajeet awarded 5 grants instead of the expected 3. Read about the first ever Kajeet Grant winners!


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Are you brave and courageous? Or assertive and determined? Which super power would you choose? What is your rescue strategy?

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Donna, Richland School District Two

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation

Richland District Two is helping ESOL families proper with at-home wireless Internet access after school. The district has committed to integrating technology into the classroom. Equity of access is a key to the success of these programs. 

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Nathan, Richland School District Two

Title III Compliance Administrator (ESOL) 

Richland District Two identified families, mostly Hispanic, who lacked home Internet. Through their ESOL program, they brought Internet home to the entire household to access community resources and search for jobs--a benefit for everyone.  

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Bob, Affton School District

Director of Technology & Innovation

Our work to bring universal access to high quality technology tools for our students grades 6-12 was work entrenched in our mission to reduce the opportunity and experience gaps that can impact learning for many students. Our technology tools have brought fresh energy and excitement to all of the Affton schools. 

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Diane, Green Bay Area Schools

Chief Technology and Information Officer

When Diane was charged with making sure that all the students in Green Bay had access to the Internet after school, she knew the key to success would be to implement a thoughtful and organized system that could be easily managed across the 10 schools in the pilot program.

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1. Statement of commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Federal Communications Commission before the Subcomittee on Communications and Technology Energy and Commerce Committee United States House of Representatives "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”, November 17, 2015, http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db1118/DOC-336457A1.pdf

2. Beltran, Daniel O.; Das, Kuntal K; and Fairlie, Robert W., “Home Computers and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the NLSY97 and CPS,” November 2008, http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2008/958/default.htm

3. Making Mobile Learning 3.0, December 7, 2015, http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/367813/MLM3-Report.pdf