Education2023-09-14T16:21:52-04:00

The United States is home to one of the largest educational systems in the world, with approximately 81 million students attending K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school), colleges and universities, and preschool.

Preschool Students

5.0 million

K-12 Students

53.9 million

College Students

22.1 million

Those 81 million students attend one of approximately 137,000 schools across the country. Publicly-funded K-12 schools make up the greatest share of that total, checking in at 97,568 individual schools. All told, there are 13,598 school districts across America.

Over the decades, school enrollments have incrementally increased, while the total number of schools has decreased. However, the greatest shift in American education has been the widespread adoption of technology in the classroom.

According to statistics compiled by Gallup, technology is an essential – and growing – part of the in-school student experience:

90%

of educators and administrators say digital learning tools are effective

65%

of teachers say they use digital learning tools every day

41%

of students are provided a dedicated device (laptop, tablet) by their school

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Among those adopting in-classroom technology, there’s a strong consensus that its usage increases student engagement, enhances collaboration, creates a more inclusive classroom environment, drives productivity and creativity, and ultimately creates efficiency and cost reduction benefits.
The surge in classroom technology has created an increased demand for better and more reliable cellular and WiFi telecommunications solutions. Connectivity is the foundation that drives teacher-to-student and student-to-student collaboration within the framework of the modern American classroom experience.
Pierson Wireless is an industry-leading expert in the design, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of telecommunications solutions. With two decades of experience creating turnkey solutions for various education-based projects, Pierson Wireless is prepared to discuss your unique in-school use case and deliver a best-in-class outcome.

In-school Connectivity

Schools are pivoting to cellular- and WiFi-enabled devices as key tools in educating today’s students. Surveys reveal about two in five students are provided with a school-issued device to complete coursework and research, and the percentage is growing annually. To adequately support the use of devices in classrooms, schools need a highly-performing wireless network.

To learn more about how Pierson Wireless can optimize your school’s digital footprint, check out our information related to in-building cellular enhancement.

In-School Connectivity

Schools are pivoting to cellular- and WiFi-enabled devices as key tools in educating today’s students. Surveys reveal about two in five students are provided with a school-issued device to complete coursework and research, and the percentage is growing annually. To adequately support the use of devices in classrooms, schools need a highly-performing wireless network.

To learn more about how Pierson Wireless can optimize your school’s digital footprint, check out our information related to in-building cellular enhancement.

Digital Divide

Every child deserves the opportunity to benefit from education. Unfortunately, not every student has equal access to broadband internet at home.

The term “digital divide” was developed in the 1990s to highlight the challenges faced by those lacking access to affordable broadband, in comparison to those who utilized it on a regular basis. The National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) issued an internet use survey in 2022 that indicates 4.4 million households say they cannot afford broadband access, and another million households state there is no broadband option available to them.

The rise of private networks has proven successful for cities, counties, and school districts that want to provide unserved communities and students with a carrier-grade broadband option. Utilizing spectrum options like CBRS, EBS, MuLTEFire, and GlobalStar, private networks can be deployed that offer dedicated, secure, high-capacity, and low-latency broadband access that’s more cost-efficient than other network options.

To learn more about how Pierson Wireless can engineer a private network solution that bridges the digital divide, visit our Private Network resource page.

School Safety

Technology makes schools safer. It allows school administrators to quickly and effectively communicate key information within the building, as well as with first responders arriving on the scene to assist in an emergency situation.

Schools are designed to both educate and provide shelter for students. The widespread use of heavy building materials like concrete, steel, brick, and cinderblock, and the number of classrooms located inside the school create significant challenges for cellular and two-way radio connectivity.

In-building cellular enhancement can eliminate the areas where cell phones don’t work, which can be critically important during an emergency situation.
First responders rely upon dedicated frequencies for emergency communication, and a Public Safety DAS (distributed antenna system) ensures emergency personnel are able to send and receive communications inside the walls of a school, increasing the positive outcomes of an emergency response.

To learn more about eliminating low-coverage zones for cell phones, click here. To learn more about Public Safety DAS, how it works, and why it is essential to school safety, check out our resources here.

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Cellular Enhancement

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Public Safety DAS

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Cellular Enhancement

Pierson Wireless - Private Networks

Private Networks

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