Technology/Education: Report on Digital Divide Published

Common Sense Media published a report on the digital divide showing that approximately one-third of public school students lack either an adequate internet connection or device for learning at home. Additionally, 10% of public school teachers lack an adequate internet connection. The percentage of students lacking a high-speed internet connection ranges from 20% in New Hampshire to 50% in Mississippi. The first-year cost of closing the divide is estimated to be between $6 and $11 billion for students and $1 billion for teachers. The report includes an interactive map showing the digital divide in each state.

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