New Report: Measuring Digital Opportunity for America’s Children
Posted by on July 1, 2005
[posted from CTCNet Philadelphia listserv]
I thought I’d share with you a newly released report from The Children’s Partnership — Measuring Digital Opportunity for America’s Children: Where We Stand And Where We Go From Here.
This report is the first to look across four key areas to see whether Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is helping children 1) improve educational achievement, 2) lead healthier lives, 3) increase economic opportunity, and 4) participate in their communities.
The year-long study reveals that the Internet and other digital tools are beginning to increase success-related outcomes for millions of America’s children. However, disparities have resulted in an “opportunity gap” for millions of other low-income and ethnic minority children. The report includes impacts of technology on children, introduces the Digital Opportunity Measuring Stick, illustrates the disparities, and offers an action agenda and additional resources.
The report’s entirety can be found at http://www.contentbank.org/doms/.
For more information contact DOMS@childrenspartnership.org.
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