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Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

Digital Promise

Closing the digital divide became even more important last year as students without reliable internet access at home struggled to connect to their classes. Courses such as “Moving Forward with Hybrid Learning” and “Creating Digitally Inclusive and Accessible Learning Experiences” are aligned with Digital Promise micro-credentials.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

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. As districts shifted to digital learning in the spring, schools strived to ensure teaching and learning continued.

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How can we close the digital divide?

The Hechinger Report

The report also offers ways that those digital divides can be mitigated. “We And divides in access to technologies remain a big problem, with students at wealthier schools and from more affluent families tending to have better internet connectivity and more reliable access to devices and digital learning materials, the report says.

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The Universal Laptop Program Helping One State Narrow the Digital Divide

Edsurge

As a result many states have reintroduced virtual and hybrid learning options as new COVID-19 cases continue to soar. 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.

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How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

Bridging the Digital Learning Gap. Most districts have figured out how to temporarily narrow the digital divide by creating a patchwork of coverage achieved by distributing classroom devices, purchasing some new ones, and buying hotspots. Cohort 4 Teacher.

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Internet Connectivity & Its Impact on Closing the Digital Divide

Lightspeed Systems

An important issue in today’s digital learning-fueled K-12 educational environment is the concept of digital equity and closing the digital divide. Digital equity and closing the digital divide have risen to become a top priority for school district administrators across the country.

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Colleges Are Providing Tech to Students to Shrink the Digital Divide

Edsurge

But administrators realized that the problem they were trying to treat—the digital divide—was less like a mild cut and more like a deep wound. And patching the gash between the technology haves and have-nots might require a more substantial remedy than a band-aid.