Closing the Digital Divide: How Schools and Businesses are Working Together

Consortium for School Networking

12/12/2017 - 13:00 to 14:00

One of the major challenges for education technology leaders is addressing digital equity, particularly out-of-school broadband access. Hear how school districts are working with local, regional, and national businesses in leveraging the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to close the digital access gap. School and business leaders will discuss how collaboration can improve school-to-home connectivity as well as access to devices and internet-based resources for families in need.

Moderator: Jayne James, CoSN Project Director


  • Karen Richardson, Executive Director, Virginia Society for Technology in Education¬†¬†
  • Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Crosby Kemper III, Executive Director, Kansas City Public Libraries