Many Schools Struggling With Insufficient Broadband Capacity

The Wall Street Journal (1/7, A3, Banchero, Subscription Publication) reports that a report from EducationSuperHighway finds that 72% of public schools have Internet connections that are too slow to take full advantage of new online education opportunities. It is increasingly a problem as teachers use the Internet to pull lesson plans and utilize demanding software. The Journal says that the states that have adopted the Common Core standards face an additional challenge dealing with new online assessments next year.