With schools shutting down and classes moving remote, COVID-19 has shed light on the digital divide within our school system.
According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have high-speed internet. In families with an annual income below $30,000, this number increases to 35% (Anderson & Auxier 2020). This divide includes a lack of access to devices, leaving some students with only a cellphone to complete homework. Addressing this divide will better prepare students for a future that relies heavily on navigating a digital world.