The Homework Gap

Small Towns
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More than 1 in 10 school-age children lack any kind of internet at home. In what has come to be known as the “homework gap,” students without internet at home have more difficulty completing school work than their connected peers. Rural areas, which already lag behind in connectivity, face even greater difficulty.  As the internet takes hold inside and outside the classroom, some students are being left behind.

Using the internet has become standard in most schools, and the prevalence of online tools in curriculum  increases with education level. From middle school onward, students are usually expected to work online, both in class and at home.