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In an effort to ensure digital equity for students in rural or lower socio-economic areas, the South Carolina state legislature began funding the Palmetto Digital Literacy Program in 2017. Dillon School District Four, a small district serving a rural area, was among the first cohort of schools to participate in the program, and avidly uses EasyTech at every one of its school sites to this day.

Lab assistants at each campus work with students on digital skills from keyboarding to coding, while classroom teachers also use the program to cover online safety lessons such as those required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

This focus on equipping students with digital skills is yielding tangible results. In 2022, Dillon’s Lake View High School outperformed larger, more affluent schools in the state to win first place in’s keyboarding proficiency contest.

Our district has benefited not only from the expertly designed lessons and activities for students, but also from ongoing professional development and technical support…. is a valuable tool in creating a highly skilled technical workforce for the future of South Carolina.

— Paula Yohe, Director of Technology and Information Systems

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