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Practical Action

Founded over 40 years ago by an economist, Practical Action's aim is to help impoverished people "use technology to challenge poverty", to gain "access to technical options and knowledge", and "influence the social, economic and institutional systems for innovation and use of technology." The "Downloads" tab has a link to "Practical Answers" that cover almost two dozen themes and lets users...
Nearly one-in-five teens can't always finish their homework because of the digital divide

Since becoming more widespread overall, the internet has also seen increased usage for education, both in the classroom and for homework assignments. However, accessing the internet outside of school is an issue for many students. This analysis from Pew Research Center, published in October 2018 and based on 2015 US Census Bureau data, found that about 15 percent of "U.S. households with...