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A decade of substantial state infrastructure investment has helped transform the teaching environment, equipping thousands of schools with connectivity and digital devices. However, preparing students for the future requires more than technology access; it requires educators who truly know how to leverage it to accelerate learning across content areas.

Yet educators continue to report that they do not feel prepared to do so. These challenges became particularly acute with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which illuminated and exacerbated the gaps, not only in access to devices and connectivity, but also in educator capacity. Weeks after schools closed, 41 percent of districts reported that they were still not ready to implement online learning for all students. One of the key barriers facing districts is educators’ lack of instructional capacity to support such technology-based models. …


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