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Outschool Online Learning Offers Free Schooling Resources

Browse our free schooling resources for educators, families, and learners.

As Montana Schools Close Their Doors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Tester Calls on FCC to Ensure Kids Have Internet Access

Senator: “The FCC must take action to expand internet availability and keep Americans informed”

The Coming Age of Dispersion – Is Rural Montana Welcoming the Gig Economy?

As one student told me, “I don’t see the point of driving an hour to go from one computer screen to another.”

Rural America and the Senate’s Economic Stimulus Package

The multi-million dollar stimulus package contains crucial provisions for rural programs.

Analysis: Higher Ed Must Do More to Help Rural College Graduates Return

What if American higher education found ways to support students from rural America who want to return home after graduation?

Research Update: Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder

Transmission rates may be lower in rural areas, the percentage of cases resulting in death and other serious complications could be higher in rural than in urban areas.

Survey – We need your help: COVID-19 resources for Montana entrepreneurs – University of Montana’s Accelerate Montana Rural Innovation Initiative

We are going to begin providing online resources for Montana entrepreneurs to help address immediate issues, and to facilitate the continued growth of local businesses.

Tester Bill Would Send $2 Billion to Rural Communities to Keep Internet Service During COVID-19 Crisis

Senator’s legislation would assist rural broadband providers as they roll out free or discounted services to underserved areas

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For Free

Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes

Spectrum offering free access to broadband and Wi-Fi for students without access for 60 days

Charter Communication announced Friday morning it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription.