Amid coronavirus, California enhances distance learning

Apr 23, 2020 by

About 70,000 computers — and internet hot spots — will go to schools and students starting this week, Newsom said as private donors, foundations, and communications and tech companies have come forward with donations.

“We continue to need to do much, much more,” Newsom said. “We’re not done. This is the beginning of a process.”

For the briefing on schools, Newsom brought forward First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who talked about research suggesting that 1 in 5 students lacked connectivity when campuses across the state began to shut down.

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She also noted recent surveys indicating that 50% of low-income families and 42% of families of color are worried about distance learning for their children because they don’t have a device at home.

“The fear these parents have that their children will fall behind without internet access and devices is very real,” said Siebel Newsom. She added, “We have your back and will continue to fight for you.”

Also speaking at the governor’s daily coronavirus briefing was state Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, who has convened a task force to address the digital divide.

Source: Amid coronavirus, California enhances distance learning – Los Angeles Times

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