Equity Issues in Education


State of Utah Begins Work on Private LTE Network for Education, Healthcare

A network that connects Utah's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries and healthcare providers is forging ahead with plans to set up a private LTE network, to address the digital divide.

Center for Inclusive Innovation Aims to Improve Opportunities for Students of Color

Education technology research and development will gain additional levels of perspective with Digital Promise's launch of the new Center for Inclusive Innovation. The goal is to bring in communities of color to participate as "co-creators and collaborators" in education innovation.

The Lack of Diversity in STEM Stops With Us

The skillset of tomorrow’s leaders, our nation’s students, are currently taking shape, but there’s a major problem that’s setting them back: the lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and math, better known as STEM.

Moonshot Project to Propel Girls into STEM

Could a "moonshot" effort draw a million more girls and young women into STEM fields? That's the intent of new initiative that will embed STEM learning opportunities into out-of-school programs over the next five years.

Federal Per-Pupil Spending Map Gives Rundown for Each School and District

The United States Department of Education has launched an interactive map that shows how much money each school spends per student. So far, districts and schools in 20 states have been added to the map.

Gallup-Google Research Finds that Gender Gap Toward CS Remains

New research has found that female students are still skeptical about the merits of computer science education and show less interest than male students in learning CS or pursuing careers in the field.

Black Families Rate Importance of CS as a Subject Higher

All families consider computer science to be an important subject for their kids to learn. But that's especially true for black parents and guardians.

Toolkit Delivers Anti-Racist Instruction for Middle School Math

Nearly two dozen organizations, including teachers, instructional coaches, researchers in higher education and experts from nonprofits and offices of education recently contributed to the creation of a digital toolkit for anti-racist instructional practices for teaching math in grades 6-8.

Campaign Urges Turning Captions on to Improve Reading Skills

Want to promote more reading? Encourage students and families to turn on the captions while they stream video. That's what a new literacy campaign targeting students aged 8 to 12 is promoting.

NCTA and EducationSuperHighway to Help Schools Identify Home Broadband Gaps

Two organizations have kicked off a project to help increase home connectivity for students. The "K-12 Bridge to Broadband" initiative is the brainchild of the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) and EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit that helped lead work to close the classroom connectivity gap. The goal is to help public school districts and states identify the students who need access to the internet and potentially connect them.

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