Education news, analysis, and opinion about the inequities in students’ access to technology and their effect
Classroom Technology The Number One Reason Students Still Lack Internet at Home: Parents Can't Afford It
Many families can't afford the cost of internet connectivity, even if they live in areas that are wired for broadband, a new report shows.
Ed-Tech Policy Homework Gap Could Be Back in Full Force If Lawmakers Don't Act, Education Groups Say
COVID relief funds helped give millions of students internet access during the pandemic, but the money could run out, advocates say.
IT Infrastructure More Families Have Internet Access. So Why Hasn't the Digital Divide Begun to Close?
A new study says low-income families’ access to the internet has soared in the past six years. But there are other barriers to connectivity.
Budget & Finance One Big Reason Schools Are Ditching Remote Learning: The Cost
Despite increasing demand from parents, states are giving districts little financial incentive to provide online learning this fall.
Classroom Technology Online Summit Technology & the Pandemic: What’s Next for Schools?
When it comes to the use of technology, what’s next for schools? Join the discussion to tackle issues surrounding this important question.
Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Most Students Now Have Home Internet Access. But What About the Ones Who Don't?
Here's what school districts, states, and the federal government are doing to improve at-home access to devices and the internet.
Student Well-Being Video ‘I Felt Like I Was in a Hole’: How One Student Managed the Stress of COVID-19
A Navajo student describes how he experienced the stress and anxiety when his school shut down last year.
IT Infrastructure Q&A How to Expand Home Internet Connectivity for K-12 Students Over the Long Haul
One Florida district is mapping its region and prioritizing communities with the greatest economic needs for home internet access.
Ed-Tech Policy Q&A Acting FCC Chair: The 'Homework Gap' Is an 'Especially Cruel' Reality During the Pandemic
Under the new leadership of Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC is exploring broadening the E-Rate to cover home-connectivity needs.
Special Report K-12 Connectivity Challenges Now and After COVID-19
Internet connectivity at home emerged as a huge problem during COVID-19 and will likely continue to be the case for schools next fall.
IT Infrastructure The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All
Simply providing a student with a device and internet connection at home isn’t enough to ensure high-quality online learning.
Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis Finds
Children from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.
International Global Test Finds Digital Divide Reflected in Math, Science Scores
New data from the 2019 Trends in International Math and Science Study show teachers and students lack digital access and support.