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In an effort to narrow the digital divide, Allentown School District will be purchasing 3,500 hotspots to help provide Internet access for students as they begin the new school year.

A nonprofit organization based in Marietta, Ga., is one of hundreds of after-school providers, child-care centers, churches and community groups to open digital learning hubs throughout that state.

Two items on the agenda for this week’s Hamilton County, Tenn., Schools board meeting are aimed at closing the digital gaps among students, specifically helping low-income students access digital learning.

A new survey from CynergisTek finds widespread acceptance and use of virtual care among patients – but also shows that many would lose their enthusiasm if data breaches became common.

As localities prepare for the U.S. presidential election, a new bill from the House suggests giving state and local governments a helping hand when it comes to assuring election security.

A Daily Charge podcast series explores why broadband isn't universal like running water or electricity -- and why that's an even bigger problem amid the pandemic.

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) – which includes members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and informs how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works with state and local authorities to protect election systems critical infrastructure – declared on August 20 that the election community is fully prepared to handle the final stretch leading up to the 2020 general elections.

As the Fort Worth, Texas, schools and other districts prepare to start the school year online, the stakes for students on the other side of the digital divide have gotten even higher.

The National Science Foundation awarded Merrimack College with nearly a million dollars to fund a study on the undergraduate success of talented, low-income students enrolled in STEM programs.

Technology is now an essential part of learning for many children across Maryland who are about to begin school virtually. But not every family can afford the computers and tablets that are needed to keep students in class.


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