Student access to robust digital tools is key to their success as 21st-century citizens. Yet, many students have limited access to these tools, both at school and home. CoSN is working to close the access gap for learning no matter where the students are. Click below to download each portion of the kit.
80 percent of 8th graders reported using a computer at home for schoolwork on a weekday, putting students without home Internet access at a significant disadvantage.
Students without home access to high-quality broadband connectivity are at a disadvantage, unable to realize the full power of digital learning. Only 3% of teachers in high-poverty level schools said that their students had the digital tools necessary to complete homework assignments, compared to 52 percent of teachers in more affluent schools—a discrepancy labeled as the "homework gap."
To address this key challenge, CoSN launched the Digital Equity Action Agenda initiative. This effort recognizes the school districts that are building meaningful community partnerships and creating tools to help district leaders get started in achieving digital equity.
Our toolkit provides edtech leaders with the information they need to address digital equity in out-of-school learning. Visit our Digital Equity Initiative page to learn more and access additional resources.