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Launched in May 2016, the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative is a joint partnership between the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the national non-profit EducationSuperHighway. Together, we are working to ensure that all students in Illinois have access to scalable infrastructure, high-speed affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous Wi-Fi for digital learning.

"Access to high-speed broadband is essential to becoming college and career ready in the twenty-first century. Every student deserves access to the tools that support digital learning and future-readiness." - State Superintendent of Education, Tony Smith, Ph.D.

 How we support school districts

We offer technical assistance, upgrade tools, and procurement resources at no cost to ensure your schools have the broadband they need to take advantage of the promise of digital learning. Please check back regularly for updates, new resources, and stories from district leaders across the state.

 Technical assistance

Through the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, EducationSuperHighway offers technical and procurement expertise to find sustainable and affordable Internet solutions for your schools. Their process begins with gaining a deep understanding of your technology needs. Next, they engage with the service provider community on your behalf to find you competitive options. Finally, they work with you to develop a strategy that supports your E-rate procurement process.

To get started, visit www.educationsuperhighway.org/districts and schedule a 1:1 call

 Webinar series

EducationSuperHighway's webinars offer support for digital learning initiatives, supply information on our free tools, resources, and programs, and provide tips and best practices to help you navigate the E-rate cycle.

Explore more by registering for our free webinars.

 Upgrade tools

Developed by EducationSuperHighway, Compare & Connect K-12 enables school districts, state leaders, and service provides to compare the broadband deals for each school district throughout the state.

Find your school district and see how your broadband deals compare to neighboring districts.

 Procurement resources

Procure the best high-speed broadband option for your district with tips and templates and consider how to manage your upgrade from deployment and beyond.

Download free E-rate program templates to guide you through the Form 470 process.

 Success stories

The Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative has supported over 50 school districts through the network upgrade process. 

Learn how school district leaders have worked with EducationSuperHighway to help IL K-12 students access new digital learning opportunities.

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