Santa Fe schools tapped for 'rolling study halls' program
Google is partnering with the Santa Fe Public Schools district to give students with long commutes the ability to ride buses outfitted with Wi-Fi and an onboard tutor.
Democratic U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico and Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel got a demonstration Friday of the "Rolling Study Halls" program.
Students participated in a coding activity during the bus ride. Then, the school district hosted a discussion with Lujan and Rosenworcel about the digital divide.
Lujan says if airline passengers can access the internet at 30,000 feet, students on the ground should also have Wi-Fi in their buses to get homework done.
Lujan has introduced legislation aimed at broadening access by allowing the commission's E-Rate program to reimburse schools that place Wi-Fi technology on school buses.
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