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Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

Digital Promise

As a result, Verizon Innovative Learning recently received the 2021 Halo Award for Best COVID-19 Initiative from Engage for Good. Closing the digital divide became even more important last year as students without reliable internet access at home struggled to connect to their classes.

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Path to Digital Equity: Why We Need to Address the Digital Divide with Solutions Around Adoption

Digital Promise

Moreover, less than 25 percent of households eligible for the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit had enrolled as of December 2021, and a similar percentage of low- and middle-income households are even aware of free or discount internet offers. ” – Kristina Ishmael, Deputy Director, Office of Educational Technology.

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Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is thrilled to announce 37 districts—including 26 new districts and 11 returning districts—will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools : Check out the District Map. million students served over time.

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The Universal Laptop Program Helping One State Narrow the Digital Divide

Edsurge

And one, Mississippi, has made important strides in closing the digital divide through a pandemic response plan that took each school district’s unique needs and challenges into account. It is worth remembering that the digital divide is not an all or nothing phenomenon.

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A Final Frontier of the Digital Divide: Getting Wi-Fi to the Most Remote Areas

EdTech Magazine

It developed business partnerships to get low-income families in Odessa, a large city that’s the county seat, free broadband access through June 2021. The district secured funding from philanthropies. It bought mobile hotspots and installed cellphone towers on school buildings. But even those efforts fell short of addressing the Wi-Fi…

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Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

18, 2021, in Brunswick, Maine. Nationwide, significant progress has been made since March 2020 on closing the digital divide – the chasm between those K-12 learners who have access to reliable internet and computing devices at home and those who don’t. The American Rescue Plan in March 2021 created the $7.2

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The U.S. needs billions to close the digital divide

eSchool News

As Americans close out one year of pandemic-related school disruption and head into a second, the digital divide remains a daunting challenge for K-12 public school systems in most states.