Common Sense Releases Report on the Homework Gap and the Digital Divide
This Wednesday, Common Sense released a report, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: What It Will Take to Permanently Close the K-12 Digital Divide.” The report was written with support from Boston Consulting Group and the Southern Education Foundation, and is the third in a series of reports about the digital divide.
It highlights that the 15-16 million students and 400,000 teachers who are impacted by this phenomenon have only been provided short-term solutions in the wake of COVID-19 relief efforts, and, therefore, require greater attention to permanently solve the issue.
Aimed at permanently fixing the problem, the report focuses on root causes of the digital divide and presents federal and state policy solutions. Common Sense has worked actively to highlight the digital divide and is an advocacy partner in the effort to seek emergency E-rate funding through possible stimulus and reconciliation talks.