AASA Applauds Congressional Efforts to Support Internet Access at Home


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 22, 2015 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today commending U.S. policymakers in response to the introduction of the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015.  

“AASA is pleased to support the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, an important piece of legislation that will help narrow the equity and learning gaps that exist between students who have access to the Internet at home and those who do not.

“AASA worked hard to support the effort to modernize the E-Rate program to ensure our nation’s schools and the students they serve have access to broadband in schools and libraries. As educators increasingly assign Internet-related homework, it is important that we support efforts to ensure all students have equal opportunity to complete their homework at home. This bill does just that by providing students and their families with access to Internet at home, empowering them to accomplish important tasks like completing homework, applying for colleges and seeking post-graduation employment. We look forward to working with U.S. Reps. Peter Welch and David McKinley to move this bill forward to support the expansion of at-home access to the Internet.”

For specific questions about the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, please contact Noelle Ellerson, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.