The Homework Gap: Teacher Perspectives on Closing the Digital Divide
The homework gap refers to the divide between students who have home broadband access and those who do not. It is also an indicator of whether or not a student will be able to complete their homework and succeed in school alongside their internet-connected peers. To better understand how this gap persists today, Common Sense conducted a nationwide survey with teachers about how often they assign homework that requires digital tools, and how assignments vary in schools with higher- and lower-income students.
This report is a companion piece to the 2019 Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st Century Classroom.