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Why Millions of Teens Can’t Finish Their Homework

By Alia Wong ~ The Atlantic ~ The push toward technology-focused education overlooks the students who lack the resources needed to complete their assignments. In decades past, students needed little more than paper, pencils, and time to get their schoolwork done. For the vast majority of students, that’s no longer the case. Most schoolwork these days necessitates a computer and an internet connection, and that includes work to be done…

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Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up

By Eleanor J. Bader ~ Truthout Students Are Set Back Without In-Home Internet Access A 2017 survey of more than 400,000 K-12 students, teachers, librarians and school administrators conducted by Project Tomorrow, a California nonprofit dedicated to educational equity, found that lack of in-home internet access is an enormous problem for students in all 50 states. This has been corroborated by researchers at Pew Research who discovered that 17.5 percent…

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