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Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale: Closing the digital divide in education

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Issues & Ale: Closing the digital divide in education

Wed, March 12, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Free Admission

Founders Brewing Co.
(Centennial Room)
235 Grandville Avenue S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

There are increasing demands on schools to ensure that kids are digitally literate and tech-ready to compete in the modern information economy. But how do you ensure access to technology for all students? Dustin Dwyer from Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project hosted this discussion of what can be done to close the digital divide in terms of access, equipment, and capabilities for low-income students. 

Panelists:
Dr. Anne Thorp,
 a 20-year veteran teacher, technology mentor, and professional development specialist.

Kim Dabbs, Executive director of West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology.

Tammy Maginity,  Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pennfield Public Schools; President Elect-Mich Association for Computer Users in Learning

Issues & Ale is an event series sponsored by Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan, in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.

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