The COVID-19 pandemic caused a dramatic uptick in distance and hybrid learning, which exacerbated the digital learning divide. However, new research has found that the digital learning equity gap has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Eleven historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are splitting $25 million in grant funding to help overhaul IT campus infrastructure and prepare students for the IT job market.






The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released the State CIO Top 10 for 2021, which covers both top priorities and technologies for the coming year.






The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has announced new board members.






Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., along with 16 House colleagues in a Dec. 7 letter, called on Senate and House appropriators to prioritize funding for broadband infrastructure projects and reject proposed cuts included in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding bill.






As with most schools, St. Patrick Academy had to pivot to remote learning this spring. Since then, the small catholic high school in Providence, R.I., has overhauled its classroom technology to improve the hybrid learning experience for students in the classroom and at home.






Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is leading a bipartisan group of 49 members of Congress urging Senate and House leadership to include in end-of-year legislation language to make permanent Medicare telehealth expansions that were enacted earlier this year.






FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said today he will leave the commission on January 20, 2021, when the Biden administration takes over the executive branch.






The Department of Defense (DoD) is awarding $50 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to 150 university researchers that will enable universities to perform research that boosts the United States’ technological edge.






In a new report by TouchNet, a card system vendor, college-age students enrolled at both two- and four-year institutions overwhelmingly agreed that technology on their campuses was as good or better post-COVID-19 pandemic.






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