"The pandemic has exposed a gaping digital divide between the broadband haves and have-nots, with rural students falling in the latter camp."—Source: EdTech Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
During the era of pandemic-fueled remote and hybrid learning, students who do not have access to reliable internet connections have been at an extreme disadvantage. Most rural students do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, and this inequity has widened the digital divide.