The West Steps

Digital divide erodes to new depths during pandemic

May 22, 2020 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 2
The West Steps
Digital divide erodes to new depths during pandemic
Show Notes

Kids of all ages, geographies and backgrounds use the Internet. They have smart phones and get online whenever and wherever they can—except at home. Limited or no broadband Internet access in the home i challenging for many families right now who are trying to educate their kids remotely. Colorado data show that children of color are more likely to live in homes without internet access or with limited access, and this inequity is likely to impact academic performance. Erica Manoatl and Stephanie Perez-Carrillo join us to explore the research, problems and solutions around  Colorado’s digital divide, which is getting new attention in the age of COVID-19. 

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