digital divide

Millions of students have unequal access to the great equalizer.
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Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework.
How our nation's tech education and access has or hasn't changed over the last twenty years.
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What I learned from making a documentary about the digital divide in America.
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I was honored to personally attend and witness the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., several weeks ago. After more than one hundred years of deliberation and four years of construction this event represented the dream of so many finally coming to fruition.
How can we create a more inclusive Internet? What are the practical steps we can take to expand global connectivity? This week, leaders from some of the Internet's main organisations and businesses, together with the World Bank, are gathering in Washington D.C. to discuss these questions.
On the runway at San Francisco International Airport that day, the plane looked like another British Airways 777 rolling out on the tarmac for an international flight. The giant aircraft, however, was filled with a group of creative thinkers and accomplished business people taking part in what the airline called an "Ungrounded" flight.
That's a big portion of voters that many local politicians are missing. And for those low-income, limited-access groups who prioritize social media, those platforms may be one of the only venues they have to get involved with local politics.
When considering Latinos, educators often struggle with how to close the achievement gap. That gap is often defined as a disparity in academic success between native English speakers and those for whom Spanish was their first language.