LISTEN UP TUCSON!
In trying to launch a distance learning program for his students, Tucson's Sunnyside Unified School District superintendent faced a dilemma.
Steve Holmes' school district serves a lot of students living in poverty. Some have wireless internet, and some don't. The district activated internet in every school's parking lot, but not every kid can walk all the way to a nearby school.
Internet, he thought, should come to the kids.
So Holmes deployed about two dozen of his district's school buses to park in empty dirt lots around the community from 7:30-10 a.m. The buses serve two purposes: Students can pick up grab-and-go meals for the day, and they can access the internet while they're near the bus to check for assignments and communicate with teachers.