Closing the Digital Gap in Urban Districts

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 schools for several reasons. Panelists will discuss these issues in depth and what needs to be done to for schools in order to close the digital divide.

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  1. Learn about the current state of edtech and its presence, or lack thereof, in schools in urban districts
  2. Understand the challenges that schools in urban districts experience when it comes to going digital and why they present such difficulty
  3. Learn how educational leadership can overcome those challenges and successfully integrate technology in their urban districts



Dwight Jones, VP for National Urban Initiatives, McGraw Hill Education

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