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- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Kris Howard, President of Madison Indoor Air Hygiene, provides the steps you can take in protecting students and faculty from virus spread.IT Infrastructure Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are MissingSome districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.IT Infrastructure Google Experimenting With New Cloud Storage, Artificial Intelligence Initiative for K-12Google is working with Washington's Evergreen Public Schools on a new effort that has big implications for the way K-12 districts store and analyze student data.IT Infrastructure Rural Students' Technology Access Still Lagging Behind, ACT Report ShowsWhile one in five students in U.S. public schools live in a rural area, they are often overlooked when it comes to ed-tech needs, report suggests.IT Infrastructure School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey FindsDistricts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.IT Infrastructure Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis FindsA report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."IT Infrastructure Schools See 'Incredible Progress' on Internet Connectivity, Report SaysMore than 44 million students now learn in classrooms with high-speed Internet, up from just 4 million five years ago, according to EducationSuperHighway.IT Infrastructure Virtual Reality for Learning Raises High Hopes and Serious ConcernsTechnology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.IT Infrastructure Video Webinar: Maximizing Ed Tech's Reach in Rural School DistrictsTechnology is a crucial tool to create new opportunities and a wider perspective for students in rural districts. Online courses bring teachers, subjects, and experts to students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them. Teaching technology skills allows students to compete with their peers from more urban areas. But rural education leaders must be creative in their efforts to pay for and build reliable infrastructure, provide home Internet access for students, and implement ed-tech programs. In this webinar, Matt Akin, superintendent of the Piedmont City school district in Alabama, and a 2016 Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, shares the strategies he has used to digitize his school system.