Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Ultimately, students must have the tools and resources they need not only to graduate, but to be prepared for post-high school success.
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Checking off all of these boxes isn’t always easy in traditional educational settings, where many schools have yet to tap into the value of online, blended, and/or personalized learning. In most cases, the roadblocks include (but aren’t limited to) teacher shortages, curriculum imbalances, language barriers, the difficulty level of STEM/AP/IB courses, and a lack of financial resources at the district level.
4 ways online learning promotes educational equity
How online learning promotes equality and equity in schools
By providing all students access to high-quality college and career-ready curriculum, and up-to-date instructional materials, tools, computers, and related technology, schools can not only break down the equity barriers, but also prepare their students for a lifetime of success.