Testimony & Policy Recommendations

In 2022 we are continuing to focus on: 

  • Improved Tech Support in Schools. Schools are more reliant on technology for teaching and learning than ever before, which is why it is critical to support student, teacher, and classroom technology at the local school level.  

  • Digital Literacy Skills for K-12 Students. Digital literacy skills refers to the ability to use technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information. These skills range from keyboard typing skills and the basics of using a computer, to being proficient in using word processing, spreadsheets, and online learning platforms and being able to evaluate digital content and media.

  • School Internet Infrastructure. Even before the pandemic, some DCPS schools struggled with unreliable internet connectivity in school buildings. A reliable school internet infrastructure requires regular upgrades of network and building hardware, as well as a functional IT support system for troubleshooting WiFi problems.

2022 Digital Equity Recommendations to the Mayor

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DCPS students testifying before the DC Council