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Rolling Study Halls

By powering school buses with Wi-Fi, devices, and onboard educator support, Rolling Study Halls is helping students across the US—especially in rural communities—access more learning hours outside of school.

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Turning commute time into learning time

While teachers increasingly assign schoolwork that requires access to the internet, millions of students lack connectivity at home. This ‘Homework Gap’ disproportionately impacts low-income students, especially in more remote or rural areas, where they face additional burdens like long bus commutes.¹

After initial pilots of our Rolling Study Halls in North Carolina and South Carolina, early results indicate promising gains in reading and math proficiency, and increased digital fluency. So we're expanding the program to reach thousands more students across 16 more school districts, focused on rural communities.

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Expanding access

Participating school districts will receive mobile wifi routers, data plans, and devices to help transform their buses into mobile learning spaces.

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Expanding support

Along with access to technology, students will also have access to an onboard educator who can provide help with assignments and engaging digital activities.

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Expanding in the community

We're also working with local officials to determine how Rolling Study Halls can help provide connectivity for community members beyond the school.

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