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Results: Digital Equity (14 Stories)

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: #OaklandUndivided Advances Tech Access from “Cradle to Career”

Oakland Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12Postsecondary

In May 2020, the City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Oakland Public Education Fund, TechExchange, and the Oakland Promise launched #OaklandUndivided, an equity-based, collective impact initiative to close the digital divide. Through their efforts, nearly all 50,000+ OUSD student...

Topic: Digital Equity

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: How Middletown City School District Develops Partnerships to Support Students and Staff

Middletown City School District, OhioP-12

Marlon Styles, Jr. serves as the superintendent of Middletown City School District in Ohio. As superintendent, he has advocated for equitable access to reliable, high-speed internet and devices for all students and has been recognized for his leadership in leveraging technology to improve education....

Topic: Digital Equity

On the Heels of the Road to Success Bus Tour, ED and FCC Highlight the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in North Carolina

Conference table of participants listening to Deputy Secretary Speak

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North CarolinaP-12

Recently, representatives of the Department of Education (ED) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) visited Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina for conversations on partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to implement the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). ACP, ...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Learner Voice at Maine West High School

three students from behind in a classroom

District 207, IllinoisP-12

Amplifying learner voice is a priority for Maine West High School in Illinois. The school has created multiple pathways and supports for students to lead, collaborate with their peers, and to advise and engage with school leadership. For example, students, through a formal application process, can j...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Community Partnerships in Ector County Independent School District

happy family sitting and looking at a laptop

Ector County Independent School District, TexasP-12

For Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) in rural West Texas, community partnerships have been integral to connecting learners, families/caregivers, and the community to affordable and available broadband. The beginning of the pandemic revealed that 39 percent of learners lacked either a...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Adoption and Support Call Center from Communities In Schools of Nevada

people working in an office on laptops

NevadaP-12Postsecondary

With schools relying on remote instruction throughout Nevada in the fall of 2020, the “Connecting Kids” public-private partnership was developed between public school districts, charter schools, the Nevada Department of Education, community groups, businesses, state agencies, local municipalitie...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Flexible Supports for Learners and Educators with Digital Access in Roselle Public Schools

woman sharing her presentation with her colleagues

Roselle Public Schools, MarylandP-12Postsecondary

Roselle Public Schools is focused on “Every Student Everyday!” and meeting learners where they are by any means necessary to support learning in digital environments. Their ongoing 1:1 program offers 100 percent access to devices and internet for K-12 learners and provides flexible support for b...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Collaborative State and Community Initiatives for Digital Skills Training in Refugee Communities

woman placing sticky notes on a wall during a meeting

MarylandP-12Postsecondary

During the pandemic, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) sought to strengthen partnerships between refugee resettlement networks and organizations promoting digital equity. In the fall of 2020, MPI partnered with the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA) to increase digital access and ado...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Learner and Educator Support for Learning and Teaching in Digital Environments at Quinsigamond Community College

eight African-American women around a conference table

MassachusettsPostsecondary

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Massachusetts recognizes the barriers their learners face in accessing broadband and technology tools for learning. They are committed to providing technical and program support to ensure all learners have the necessary resources to be successful in their cour...

Topic: Digital Equity

Case Study: Affordable Internet and Devices for California Community College

person carrying laptop

CaliforniaPostsecondary

The Foundation for California Community Colleges collaborates with 73 community college districts and 116 colleges across California. Beginning in 2014, long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation prioritized digital equity by making broadband and technology tools for learning con...

Topic: Digital Equity