Tags digital equity

Friends remember SETDA director Candice Dodson as an edtech 'powerhouse'

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Friends and colleagues mourning online said Dodson's contributions to education will leave a lasting impact, many renewing their own commitments in her memory.

Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Advocacy groups and educators are calling on Congress to provide unconnected homes with additional resources to ensure education can continue remotely during the pandemic.

Why digital equity entails more than giving students devices

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Dewayne McClary, formerly with DC Public Schools, said educators must also teach students how to be digital citizens and develop integrated curriculums.

Schools may need an extra $5 billion for online learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

To keep students connected to their educations with broadband access and devices during the pandemic, the nonprofit group Funds for Learning predicts an additional $5.25 billion is required.

California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic.

Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.

New ASU accessibility service lets students get files in more formats

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

The new tool at Arizona State University now allows downloads of digital course materials in screen reader, braille, MP3 formats.

All students need and deserve broadband access, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

Educators visiting Washington this week are called for policymakers to provide high-speed internet service to all students, regardless of neighborhood

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