Closing the K–12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning

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Closing the K–12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning

As part of Common Sense's mission to improve the lives of all kids, we have focused on the persistent gap between students who have high-speed internet and modern devices at home and those who do not, a gap that perpetuates educational and economic inequality at a time when accessing the internet is as important as having electricity and running water.

To guide policymakers, educators, and the private sector grappling with increased distance learning demands during the coronavirus pandemic, we partnered with a leading consulting firm to produce one of the most current and detailed analyses of just how big the digital divide is for America's students and their teachers, how much it will cost to close it, and what it will take to get it done right.

Learn more about our work to close the digital divide and connect all students.

Browse our interactive map to see how educators and students in your state are affected by the digital divide.