Bridging the digital divide in RI: Sprint funds pilot program in Providence

By Susan Gale

You’ve probably heard the term “digital divide,” which identifies the gulf between those who have easy access to computers and Internet and those who do not. Five million U.S. families with school-aged children do not have Internet access at home, but 70 percent of teachers assign homework that requires web access, creating a “homework gap.” But what does the digital divide actually mean for real Rhode Island students?

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