ACCESS TO BROADBAND | The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State (IEI) in partnership with the Broadband Infrastructure Office at the NC Department of Information Technology, and with principal support from the John M Belk Endowment, is addressing the digital divide across NC through a new program called “Building a New Digital Economy” (BAND-NC). BAND-NC will provide rapid-response community innovation mini-grants across the state. These $5,000 mini-grants are available to fund local digital inclusion projects to meet unmet community needs. This includes access to the Internet, a device that meets their needs, and the know how to use it. Here is more information.
James Ford founded CREED, the Center for Racial Equity in Education, and he serves on the state board. This TOY shares how his childhood and teaching experiences inform his role in fighting for educational equity.... Read the rest