Schools have taken steps to close the gaps. Virtually all U.S. schools are connected to the internet. The gaps in internet usage between whites and minorities, though sizable, are smaller during the school day.
That’s not the case at home.
Roughly 54 percent of white students use the internet at home, compared with 26 percent of Hispanic and 27 percent of black youngsters. Limited access at home can erode a student’s ability to research assignments, explore college scholarships or just get comfortable going online.