Delivering on the Promise of Digital Equity

By: D’Andre J. Weaver

Digital literacy is essential to living and working today in the United States. But digital skill gaps are preventing individuals, particularly those who have been historically and systematically excluded, from reaching their highest potential in the job market, which in turn impacts their earning opportunities.

The U.S. invested $65 billion in digital equity—which the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) defines as “a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy”—through last year’s historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

K-12 schools are a key pathway to digital equity. States must prioritize K-12 education—both its learners and its educators—to effectively close digital divides. To build the digital skills of the next generation, K-12 educators must be skilled digital users themselves. Deeply engaging underrepresented communities is another essential step toward closing gaps.


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D’Andre J. Weaver is the Chief Digital Equity Officer at Digital Promise.

This post was originally published on Digital Promise.

The post Delivering on the Promise of Digital Equity appeared first on Getting Smart.

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