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The looming threat that could worsen the digital divide

eSchool News

This funding, which was crucial in bridging the digital divide, now stands at a crossroads, potentially leaving many educational institutions grappling with outdated technology and hindering access to the digital resources necessary for effective learning.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Their collective efforts are meeting a range of needs—from internet access to devices to social-emotional supports. Tackling the Digital Divide with Device Deployment in Kansas City. When schools closed in mid-March, Kansas City was confronted by the region’s deep digital divide.

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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. How does datacasting work?

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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. needs billions to close the digital divide. The ACP is a $14.2 million households, including 17.7

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Colleges Are Providing Tech to Students to Shrink the Digital Divide

Edsurge

When colleges in the California State University system sent students home from campus in spring 2020, it quickly became clear that some students lacked reliable access to the internet or computers through which to participate in their pandemic-era emergency remote courses.

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

The Hechinger Report

BRUNSWICK, Maine—Like many school districts, Brunswick School Department in Maine suddenly has a lot more laptops and tablets to manage than it planned for. We have a much more equitable approach to technology and access to technology than we had in the past,” says Shawn Lambert, assistant superintendent for Brunswick School Department.

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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.