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Top 10 of 2014, No. 2: Digital access and equity

By Laura Devaney
January 1st, 2015

eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and digital equity is No. 2

digital-equalityEach year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 2 on our list for 2014 is digital equity.

With most of today’s focus on technology tools, there is an equally large focus on ensuring that all students, of all socio-economic backgrounds and in all schools, have access to high-speed internet and technology tools.

Some schools open their libraries before and after school, others expand high-speed internet access throughout the immediate school community, and others partner with service providers for free or reduced-price internet access at home. These efforts have one thing in common: making sure students have the tools and access they need to succeed.

(Next page: Digital access and equity, redefined)