May
23
2018

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. as the “Homework Gap”) to support students, particularly those most in need. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 million families do not have connectivity at home. Ac...

February
14
2017

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. As I scrolled through some of the settings, I realized that a new feature had been added. Having worked on connectivity issues at the national level, and having seen firsthand the vast differen...

August
25
2015

Bridging the Connectivity Gap

Climbing Mount Everest? You’re now able to connect to wifi. Headed home as one of our nation’s school children? There’s a chance you won’t be able to do so. According the Pew Research Center, 5 million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while...

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