No Child Left Behind. By: Donna Murray CEDU 555 School Law and Technology .
School Law and Technology
The digital divide is both a popular phrase and a significant societal and economic challenge today. The lack of fundamental digital literacy is often prevalent within communities, corporate organizations, and especially schools.
A key objective of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation is to bridge this digital divide by ensuring every student is digitally literate “regardless of the student’s race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability.” Without question, IC³ plays a critical role in this effort—from Hawaii to Vermont and everywhere in between.
IC³ standards meet the technology requirements of NCLB in multiple areas. First, IC³ training and certification provide the professional development “through electronic means” for teachers, administrators, and staff called for in No Child Left Behind’s “Enhancing Education Through Technology Act.”