Annual Report about Student Access to Broadband? Missouri Representative Wants Reporting Requirement

The Missouri K-12 Education could be required to report annually about the number of students with limited or no access to high-speed internet at home. During a House committee hearing, Representative Louis Riggs, of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal, says he is proposing to require the department to include the total number of students statewide and by district…

Last year, the department released a survey showing one in five Missouri students – about 200,000 – do not have broadband internet access at home. The House committee has not voted yet on the measure.