The Homework Gap: Teacher Perspectives on Closing the Digital Divide
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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.