Digital Equity

Everyone deserves access to broadband technologies and the right digital skills to participate fully in our society, democracy, and economy. The K-12 Blueprint Digital Equity toolkit - developed with generous support from CDW-G* - includes resources and materials to help school leaders make equitable decisions to ensure the greatest access for all students.

What is Digital Equity in K-12 Schools?

Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the access to essential services to fully participate in our society.

Learning Loss, the Homework Gap, and Digital Equity

The digital divide between technology haves and have-nots has been a persistent problem for education.

Universal Design for Learning and Digital Equity

With a focus on digital equity that moves beyond providing access to devices and reliable connectivity, Universal Design for Learning offers guidelines to support learners through personalization.

Equity and the Digital Divide

Using data to understand issues of equity and the effects of the digital divide.

Analytics, Inequities, and Achievement Gaps

The first step towards addressing inequities and gaps is understanding the data to identify areas that need improving as well as using that data to design strategic interventions.

Digital Tools for Diverse Learners

Quality digital tools support diverse learners and build student agency through interactive personalized learning experiences.

Equitable Online Learning and Special Education

K-12 special education policies, strategies and practices require that students with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

Girls, STEM, and Digital Equity

The maker movement has great potential to change the future of STEM careers, particularly for girls.

Using Student Data to Support Digital Equity

Through the efficient use of data, educators can analyze and act on students’ information to identify digital equity needs and create positive change.

The Technology Sustainability Toolkit
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The Technology Sustainability Toolkit

The Technology Sustainability Toolkit is designed to provide digestible bits of information for consideration as districts move through their planning processes. 

Digital Learning and Instruction Tools from the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
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Digital Learning and Instruction Tools from the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

The Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning provides examples, recommendations, and links to effective uses of digital resources.

The Utah State Board of Education Moves Instruction with Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL)
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The Utah State Board of Education Moves Instruction with Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL)

The Utah State Board of Education is continuing the innovation for PCBL with the release of Utah’s PCBL Framework and continuation of the PCBL Grant Programs.

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative 2.0
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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative 2.0

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative 2.0—a program within Maine DOE’s Office of Innovation— delivers a state-level holistic technology program to schools.

New Mexico’s Four-Part Strategy to Remedy Identified Deficiencies
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New Mexico’s Four-Part Strategy to Remedy Identified Deficiencies

The New Mexico Public Education Department will be pursuing a four-part strategy that will create an effective and equitable system of supports for all students.

Acceleration Roadmap for Massachusetts
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Acceleration Roadmap for Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts has created the Acceleration Roadmap to help provide a focused and phased approach to supporting student learning moving forward.

CITES Framework Development Process
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CITES Framework Development Process

The Center for Inclusive Technology in Education Systems (CITES) has refined a set of practices into a framework, based on current research and understanding gained from the project’s Knowledge Development Districts.

Students utilizing devices outside of campus
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Deleting the Digital Divide: Device Shortage Expected to Continue

The problems that tightened access to student computing devices during the height of the pandemic are expected to plague districts in the coming school year as well.

CoSN 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey Report
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CoSN Leadership Report

CoSN released its 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey Report, offering unique insight into the challenges that edtech leaders faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition
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The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition

The latest EDUCAUSE Horizon report grapples with where our post-pandemic future may be headed, providing deep insights into student wellness and equity.

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