Educators universally agree that equity should be one of the top priorities in every school and in every district across the country.

Addressing equity issues is more difficult for some districts than others due to factors such as funding, parental involvement, and policy.

According to new Speak Up data from Project Tomorrow, 43 percent of school site administrators say implementing digital content is an effective tool for ensuring equity across classrooms, throughout the school, and within their district. A majority of school principals say instruction in their classrooms regularly includes digital games, online textbooks, and online videos, animations and simulations.

The data is pulled from principals who implemented at 1:1 program where students are assigned a device, and principals with those programs are more likely than other principals to report that technology use is effective in core academic subjects.

Here are 10 things you can learn today about digital equity

Giving students a device is one step in the fight to close equity gaps–students may not have internet access at home, but at least in school, they’re closing the access gap and are able to learn to use the digital tools and build the digital skills they’ll need for success.

Here are 10 examples of equity resources and efforts to address equity in action:

1. CoSN CEO Keith Krueger explains why digital equity is still a troubling issue with far-reaching consequences, despite progress around the E-rate modernization. Digital equity is, in fact, a civil rights issue.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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