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K–12 Schools Seek to Connect 12 Million Students Without Home Broadband Access

EdTech Magazine

As part of the shift to remote learning in 2020, many schools provided devices such as laptops and tablets to students for the purpose of attending school via the internet. Without it, these K–12 students can’t connect to remote classes…

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Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

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The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning. That Broadband Gap Bar? schools had high-speed broadband connections. A different nonprofit, Connected Nation, has picked up EducationSuperHighway’s broadband baton. Early childhood” videos on YouTube nearly all have advertising. All in this Edtech Reports Recap.

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Could the Bridge Across the Digital Divide Be Paved With TV Signals?

Edsurge

Although digital technologies hold great promise in the realm of education, access remains limited for many communities worldwide. One such company, Information Equity Initiative (IEI), is working to bridge the digital divide so that all students have access to educational information. households didn't have broadband access.

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Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

With the ambitious goal of closing the digital divide, Congress approved and President Biden recently signed into law $65 billion for broadband infrastructure—the largest federal investment in history. Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. million households remain unconnected.

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Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Millions of students lack the ability to access the internet from home — a problem compounded by increasing expectations from educators that students do so to complete homework and research. . Fourteen percent of children ages 3 to 18 lack home internet access , according to National Center for Education Statistics data.

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Free internet could erase the digital divide

eSchool News

Local leaders must play a critical role in closing the digital divide for 18 million American households that have access to the internet but can’t afford to connect, according to a new report. The urgent prompt comes from EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit with a mission to close the broadband affordability gap.

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Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” To help increase digital literacy awareness in underserved communities, Broadband Rhode Island , a partner with RIFLI, created a curriculum in 2011 for adult education teachers to promote digital literacy among adult learners. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle. As a result, Ms. ”'