Digital equity remains a troubling issue with far-reaching consequences

digital-equityDigital learning is reaching a tipping point.

Thanks to E-rate, as well as other state and local policy efforts, the education community has largely achieved the original 1997 goal of connecting every classroom to the internet. Even better, last year’s 60-percent increase ($1.5 billion more annually) in E-rate funding means that over the next few years, classroom connections will be broadband with robust wi-fi – an essential requirement for 21st century learning.

Ensuring every student and teacher has a learning device remains a challenge,...

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