Educational Services Unit 8 in Neligh was recently awarded $287,442 in distance learning funds from the USDA.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Obama Administration is investing in rural telecommunications equipment to help expand access to education, create jobs and improve health care in 25 states.
"Expanding access to broadband will greatly improve educational and economic opportunities for rural residents," Vilsack said. "Broadband gives students more courses to choose from, more skills to use in high-paying jobs, and more opportunities to enroll in colleges and universities offering the best education available today. We must make needed investments to connect our rural residents to the 21st century technology that will help them compete in a global economy."
ESU8 in Neligh was awarded $287,442 in distance learning funds to update distance learning equipment and connect 30 schools in Northeast Nebraska to Northeast Community College. According to the press release, students will be able to get advance placement classes, dual credit courses and job skills training.
ESU8 serves Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wheeler Counties.