Closing the Digital Gap in Urban Districts

Mar 6, 2018


Dwight Jones

McGraw Hill Education

Bill Hite

The School District of Philadelphia

Pedro Martinez

San Antonio ISD

With internet access and technology becoming increasingly more affordable and widespread across U.S. schools, why are schools in urban districts still lagging behind? Issues, such as varying levels of funding across districts and states and unequal internet and device access in school classrooms, continue to plague these districts for several reasons. Panelists will discuss these issues in depth and what needs to be done to help schools across urban districts close the digital divide.

Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Basic Understanding