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FCC Decision Supports Digital Equity Effort for Students

Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN  today issued the following statement on the FCC’s approved changes to the Lifeline program:
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Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), today issued the following statement on the FCC’s approved changes to the Lifeline program: 

“The Commission took a first step toward improving digital equity for students at home. The order importantly addresses Wi-Fi and hotspot functionality and appears to include elements that will begin meeting the connectivity needs of low-income families.

Last month, CoSN launched the Digital Equity Action Toolkit for district leaders. Introduced through the Digital Equity Action Agenda leadership initiative, the toolkit provides school system leaders with strategies to address and narrow the “homework gap” in their communities. To learn more about the effort, visit: cosn.org/digital-equity

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