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Report: 16.9M students still lack home internet access In the News

July 24, 2020

The increasingly digital nature of classroom resources and assignments over the last two decades has fed the phenomena now known as the homework gap, which results from students who lack home internet or device access being unable to complete assignments requiring these tools. The full extent of the issue has been highlighted in recent months by school shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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How much money is needed to connect how many students? In the News

July 24, 2020

The digital “homework gap” in online learning is wider than has been previously estimated, with one-third of Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students lacking high-speed home internet access, according to a new analysis.

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The GOP wants to give $105 billion to schools in the next coronavirus stimulus bill — but it’s unclear whether it’ll be tied to reopening In the News

July 24, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the next coronavirus stimulus package will focus on "kids, jobs, and healthcare" — and it "will send $105 billion so that educators have the resources they need to safely reopen." However, he did not offer details on how or if funding will be tied to physical reopening.

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Minority Kids’ Homework Gap In the News

July 24, 2020

With 17 million U.S. students lacking home internet, and 7 million without computer access, Congress' next stimulus bill will cost about $6.8 billion to allow for online classes this fall.

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Minority Kids’ Homework Gap Said to Require $7 Billion to Close In the News

July 24, 2020

Congress must provide billions of dollars in new money for home internet access and computers to reach many students online as several major cities rebuff White House pressure to reopen schools this fall, the National Urban League and other advocates say.

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Equity
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