We are partnering with the State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina library systems to develop and implement a holistic, replicable and scalable model to equip public libraries to address the K-12 homework gap in their communities.
Leveraging statewide and local partnerships, this project equips libraries to simultaneously address the four primary challenges contributing to the homework gap:
- Broadband access
- Affordable broadband service
- Access to a digital device at a student’s home
- Digital literacy training
The model will demonstrate how public libraries can help close the homework gap and increase broadband adoption.
The partner libraries include:
- Robeson County Public Library
- Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System
- Beaufort-Martin-Hyde Regional Library System
- Caswell County Public Library
The project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.