[caption id="attachment_31556" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="With 40 percent of U.S. homes without broadband, educators continue the push to close the digital divide."]With 40 percent of U.S. homes without broadband, educators continue the push to close the digital divide.[/caption]

Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that reinforce what some educators believe is causing some students to fall behind.

"There's lots of talk about digital literacy. That's something that should be built into the curriculum," said Charles Benton, chairman and...

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