CTO Kurt Madden says Fresno Unified School District works hard to get students engaged with technology. Pix by EdTech magazine.
By Tommy Peterson, Freelance Tech Journalist
K-12 districts in the United States have prioritized technology in education, and each district has its own unique challenges. “Students from families with more socio-economic security are doing fine — they’ve had more technology in their lives, and their schools usually offer good access to technology,” Alfred Boyd, assistant professor of education at Mississippi Valley State University says. “The ‘have-not’ students operate at a disadvantage, both in access and technology training.” More than 88 percent of the students in the district live in poverty, which places them among the young people most in need of technology education, says Boyd. Learn how Mississippi Valley State University and other education facilities overcome their challenges and help students access to technology and ultimately improve their lives here.