The Digital Divide Affects Teachers Too

Though it has largely been closed at brick-and-mortar schools, the digital divide affects teachers and students learning from home at higher rates than previously thought. That’s according to a new report from Common Sense and the Boston Consulting Group published on June 29.

Closing the K-12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning estimates that between 15 and 16 million American public school students lack sufficient devices and/or internet connections at home to pursue distance education. This represents roughly 30% of public school students. When it comes to teachers, a full 10%—between 300,000 and 400,000—are believed to be in the same boat.

The Digital Divide Affects Teachers—And the Consequences Reach Entire Classes

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