Bridging the Digital Divide
Many students and their families are facing a lack of Internet connection while also overcoming language barriers and limited digital literacy training.
The impact of the Digital Divide during the pandemic has been devastating—leading to months of learning loss and decreased graduation rates.
Student Learning Loss Estimates:
- 57-183 days of learning loss in Reading
- 136-232 days of learning loss in Math
– Stanford University’s Center of Research on Education Outcomes
Students who experience a prolonged Homework Gap will earn lower grades, which can ultimately lead to lower incomes, lower tax contributions and increased health care use.
We believe Education is Key to a Prosperous Community, and we know that a long-term Homework Gap has a lasting impact on our students and Hillsborough County.