On June 18, 2015, Senator Angus King and Senator Shelley Moore Capito introduced the Digital Learning Equity Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill is designed to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative strategies and methods to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources.

Funds For Learning CEO John Harrington voiced his support for the legislation:

“The digital divide is one of the most pressing issues in education, and equal access to broadband will help mitigate this. The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 helps ensure that all students have broadband connectivity. Benefits of connectivity are widespread and include increased student participation, access to workforce opportunities and enhanced personalized learning.”

If you would like to learn more about the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, please contact John Harrington or Funds For Learning President Cathy Cruzan.