Educational Leadership

February 2019

Teaching Our Way to Digital Equity

Justin Reich


Most educators are familiar with the "digital divide"—the gap in access to new technology found between more and less affluent students, families, or school communities. But even when that gap is closed, a second digital divide—the usage divide—can derail schools' work toward digital equity. shows that students in minority, low-income schools are more likely to experience tech through isolated, low-rigor activities. Even within schools, tech-infused learning opportunities are often relegated to more affluent, high-achieving students. So what steps can teachers and school leaders take to break that pattern?


Reich, J. (2019). Teaching Our Way to Digital Equity. Educational Leadership. 79(5), 30-35

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