A Closer Look at Virginia’s Digital Divide in Education
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Aug. 11, 2020
Author(s): Tom Allison,
Organization(s): State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
This report shows that one in five K-12 and college students in Virginia lack either high-speed internet or a computer in their home, both of which are necessary for successful online or remote learning. Students living in rural areas are less likely to have broadband internet in the home compared to urban students. However, nearly 40 percent of all students without broadband live in or around Virginia’s cities. Half of all students without devices live in urban areas.