Thousands of students did not have device or reliable WiFi during coronavirus school closures

Hartford Courant
July 5, 2020

…“We don’t know what kids level of participation in school is. We don’t yet know what all the barriers are. We don’t know who has a computer and who doesn’t…How can we grapple with the enormous policy implications going forward if we don’t know where we are?”

Kathryn Meyer, an attorney with the Center for Children’s Advocacy, said in Bridgeport, the school district needed hundreds of devices for students when the pandemic hit. But even students who had Chromebooks often had trouble connecting to the internet or accessing the virtual learning apps.

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