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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

2017 Common Sense Census: media use by kids age zero to eight. For years policymakers have fretted about the “digital divide,” that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home than rich students.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

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pic.twitter.com/gOvmSOjcSf — Shelly (@ShellySometimes) February 14, 2017. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Via Education Week’s Market Brief : “ Amazon Joins With Purchasing Group to Give Schools Access to Online Marketplace.” Education Politics.