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30% of K-12 students lack at-home internet, devices: BCG

On Nov 4, 2020
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Closing the K-12 digital divide could cost $6 billion to $11 billion in the first year, according to a new report from @BCG https://t.co/1AVwHx90TF
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A new connectivity report found it could cost up to $11 billion to bridge the K-12 digital divide as COVID-19 forces more than 50 million students to learn remotely.

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On Nov 4, 2020
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Closing the K-12 digital divide could cost $6 billion to $11 billion in the first year, according to a new report from @BCG https://t.co/1AVwHx90TF
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30% of K-12 students lack at-home internet, devices: BCG

30% of K-12 students lack at-home internet, devices: BCG

A new connectivity report found it could cost up to $11 billion to bridge the K-12 digital divide as COVID-19 forces more than 50 million students to learn remotely.

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