Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, issued the following statement on today’s introduction of the Digital Equity Act of 2019 in the U.S. Senate:
“This new digital equity bill constitutes a major step forward toward closing the Homework Gap and providing equitable digital access to students nationwide — regardless of where they live or their family’s income.
“If enacted, the bill will ensure that schools in rural and underserved communities are not left behind in our increasingly digital world. Most importantly, this legislation addresses a key national priority: that all children have equal learning opportunities. Making this a reality will promote digital equity and enable the educational gains students deserve.
“We are grateful for the bold leadership of Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and her colleagues. We call on the Senate to advance this measure as soon as possible this year.”