Equity Issues in Education


Many Parents Say Tech Barriers Hindered Academic Success in the Last Year

A new survey of 1,000 parents of school-age children found that nearly half (48%) reported technological barriers that hindered their kids' academic success over the last year. Barriers included limited equipment, lack of Wi-Fi and other factors.

A New Mission for EducationSuperHighway

The nonprofit that helped close the school digital gap is now back, with a new goal: Making sure families who need home access to affordable broadband can get it.

Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Aims for Helping Fill Household Broadband Gap

EducationSuperHighway is shifting its attention away from the needs of K-12 internet connectivity and to the unconnected American household. The nonprofit, which helped close down the "classroom connectivity gap," has a new mission: to make sure the 18.1 million households that can't afford to connect to broadband get it.

Community Is the Key to Unlocking the Full Potential of STEM Education

As educators, we are often a student’s first introduction into a subject or field. Therefore, it is critical that we are not only making learning fun for our students but also, more importantly, making it relevant to pique their interest. Oftentimes, the real-world applications of our subjects can get lost as we focus on preparing students for state mandated exams. Yet, this is often how our students lose their joy and interest in learning.

Stanford Delivering First-Ever Dual-Enrollment Course for High Schoolers

Stanford University is delivering its first-ever dual-enrollment class with 15 high schools across the country. A fall 2021 pilot has enrolled 220 students Computer Science 105, an introductory course for students who attend high schools where at least 40% of students live in low-income households.

Multiplying the Impact of Math Catch-up

Elementary school education is accumulative, building on whatever instruction came during the prior grade. One year you’re learning polynomials, the next how to graph them, while social studies gradually becomes more nuanced and comprehensive. So, what happens when a break occurs in the educational track? Across the nation, despite teachers’ best efforts, students are suffering from the impact of a year of online learning, and it’s crucial to recoup that lost training and engagement before the chance is lost forever.

Harris County Building Private LTE Network to Reach Rural Families

The Texas county that houses Houston will be rolling out a private LTE network using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. The major beneficiary for the initial phase will be families with students that lack high-speed internet access. The project is being funded with CARES Act money.

School Resource Officer Organization Says SROs Working to 'Seal Off' School-to-Prison Pipeline

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is trying to convince a K-12 audience that its membership, made up of school resource officers (SROs), is working as a positive force in school communities.

States Follow Haphazard Standards to Collect Student Device and Internet Access Data

While a lot of districts and schools struggled on their own during the early months of the pandemic to come up with ways to figure out which of their students needed access to computing gear and broadband, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has had a better idea: Why not come up with a standardized way to collect that information that local education agencies can turn to when the need arises?

i-Ready Adds Lessons, Assessments

Curriculum Associates has updated i-Ready with new reading and math lessons in Spanish, as well as a new K–6 Spanish reading assessment.

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