Are you familiar with the scale and scope of the digital divide in Marin County? The significant and rapid increase in virtual learning due to the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of internet and computer access for families and youth. Unfortunately, we are seeing a highly uneven distribution of digital access across the county — a phenomenon called the digital divide.
The digital divide is consistently lifted up as one of the largest barriers and inequities facing our community for students and families during this crisis. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we know the exact scale and scope of the digital divide in Marin County.