State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Technology
46,000 students in NC Virtual Public High School
We are providing a 21st century education imbedded with technology, more career and academic choices for students of all ages--and have established a new level of accountability for our teachers and administrators.
Today, 46,000 high school students
are taking courses from the NC Virtual Public School. Teachers are using handheld computers to determine what a child knows, or needs to know, so the child can get the help needed, before falling behind and being unable to catch up.
Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address
Feb 14, 2011
Invest in high-speed broadband, other infrastructure
Let's use the next phase of investment to help the nation get back on its feet to meet the unmet infrastructure needs of our time, not just high-speed broadband but also bringing schools, roads and bridges up to date. Doing so would save and create
well-paying jobs putting people to work on these needed projects. Communities would benefit from this kind of investment now, and in the future. It will help businesses and families alike.
Source: Raleigh News-Observer on 2020 North Carolina Senate race
Apr 6, 2020
Broadband internet access is most important infrastructure
The biggest issue facing rural counties is broadband internet access, which he called "the most important piece of infrastructure" in North Carolina. "I think there is a heightened sense of (broadband) coming through the pandemic given how much
harder life became for people who didn't have high-speed internet and the stories that we read about students who didn't have it and the hurdles they had to jump through to do their classwork," Jackson said.
Source: The Transylvania Times on 2022 North Carolina Senate race
Jul 26, 2021
Rural high-speed broadband access, and technical training
There are strategic steps we can take to make our state more competitive--funding to prepare mega-sites to attract large-scale, advanced manufacturing.
Source: 2017 North Carolina State of the State address
Mar 13, 2017
- Workforce technical training that is more nimble & customized to what companies say they need.
- Encouraging more people to get into high-paying trades, like plumbing and electrical work, or medical research and high tech engineering.
- Incentives to bring the film industry back to NC. Initiatives to harness the innovation and entrepreneurship
happening right now at our world-class universities and in our cities.
- Encouraging renewable energy which is already bringing good jobs to our state.
- Providing help for small business. And a focus on rural broadband access, which is a must for
economic success in our rural communities. We cannot leave them behind.
- We must do more to help rural small businesses and family farms grow. High-speed broadband access is key to their success, in fact, a necessity, in a global marketplace.
Public/private team up for rural internet access
Too many North Carolinians lack the internet connection they need to apply for jobs, do homework or run a small business. Among households without broadband, about 95% are in rural areas, a digital divide with very real consequences.
I'm asking you to join me in an expansive effort to complete rural broadband projects. We can leverage public/private partnerships to bridge the digital divide and connect all parts of our state to opportunity.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Carolina congress
Feb 25, 2019
Co-sponsored bill to make websites and apps ADA compliant
In a press release announcing the legislation, Rep. Budd said: "Every year, thousands of website accessibility lawsuits are filed by plaintiffs alleging that certain websites were not ADA compliant. Our bill solves that problem by providing guidance to
businesses on how to bring their websites into compliance. If our bill is passed, job-creators will be able to avoid costly lawsuits and be given a roadmap for how to help their disabled customers access online content."
Source: JD Supra Law News on 2022 North Carolina Senate race
Apr 1, 2021
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