Though the digital divide was thrust into the spotlight by the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue has been a persistent and growing equity concern dating back several presidential administrations.
With an estimated 29 million U.S. households with school-age children still lacking reliable broadband access, the divide is set to remain an issue even as the pandemic subsides. How the investments of the past year are sustained and capitalized upon, and where future investments are made, will impact the nation's educational outcomes for years to come.
Our Decoding the Divide series highlights specific barriers and solutions to these challenges. We've gathered all four parts here for you to read and share with colleagues.