Digital Divide

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    March 7, 2016  

    The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school districts in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Continue reading

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    February 16, 2016  

    Across the U.S., many schools have taken full advantage of online learning opportunities. But that’s not so easy for the nearly 10 percent of all students who come from rural areas with inadequate infrastructure. New changes to an FCC program could help schools by offering to fund fiber networks of their own. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports from Mississippi. Continue reading

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    January 22, 2016  

    The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school district in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Continue reading

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    April 25, 2015  

    There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2013  

    Internet use is now so ubiquitous in the U.S. that not having access or online literacy can create major hurdles. As part of the NewsHour’s series on broadband technology and its effect on society, Hari Sreenivasan explores the so-called digital divide with Vicky Rideout of VJR Consulting and former FCC official Karen Kornbluh. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showcasing the future of technology from a recent conference run by a California think tank — things such as 3-D printing of prosthetic legs and iPhone heart tests. But the conference also resurfaced an age-old question about the future of human workers. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2011  

    Rio de Janeiro’s gleaming skyline befits a world economic power, but it is not far from violent, impoverished slums. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man’s efforts to tackle Brazil’s wealth inequality by providing poor people access to technology. Continue reading