August 8, 2023: Today, edCircuit released a compelling article from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger on the new Digital Equity Toolkit. As mentioned in the article, Digital Equity Dashboard: Leveraging Compelling Public Data, edCircuit highlights the importance of this dashboard.

With this Dashboard, districts can use this data in infinite ways to make informed decisions around digital equity. For example, school leaders can examine data to see the number of households without internet access within their attendance area. Another example is that school districts can compare internet upload and download statistics to see if families have equitable access to high-quality broadband. Additionally, data related to health, educational attainment, income, and other demographics are included in the dashboard so that school leaders can correlate outcomes to levels of internet access. For more information on how a school district and community can employ this dashboard, take a look at these video tutorials.” – Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.

“As a technology lead in my district, being empowered in the decision-making process with a robust data solution is invaluable. Having actionable, dependable data at your fingertips, allowing for precise decision-making and tailored resource allocation, is a powerful partner in driving district success. Because when it comes to leading districts, information isn’t just power – it’s progress.” – Dr. Tom Ryan, former CITO, Santa Fe Public Schools.

Later this year CoSN will release case studies of several partner school districts who have linked their district data in a collaborative effort to demonstrate the use of data analytics to inform critical decision-making, leverage state and federal funding opportunities, and drive communication and collaboration within their organization and across their communities.

CoSN is very excited and eager to see this Dashboard continue to grow as part our mission to help school districts and communities leverage data to close digital equity gaps.  You can view the full article here: Digital Equity Dashboard: Leveraging Compelling Public Data

Special thanks to Dell Technologies and Google, and our data partner Innive for this innovative Dashboard combining several disparate national data sets into one comprehensive dashboard.

About CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.