The digital equity grants authorized by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress last year provide an unprecedented opportunity to identify and address persistent barriers to achieving universal access to high-speed broadband and connected devices. Removing digital access barriers will require states to adopt or expand a set of effective data system use and integration strategies as part of these plans. This letter, signed by the organizations listed below, was sent to federal legislators to urge them to include appropriate data collection, integration, and use as core elements of their States’ digital equity plans.
Data Quality Campaign
Credential Engine, Inc.
Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd)
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Jobs for the FutureDigital Equity Act Letter
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Parent Teacher Association
National Skills Coalition
National Urban League
New America Higher Education Program
Results for America
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
The Education Trust