Oakland Charter School Tackles The Digital Divide

OAKLAND (KCBS)- Arise High School, a charter school in Oakland’s Fruitvale District, received routers and wireless adapters from Cisco Systems as a donation to tackle the digital divide.

It’s a school in a low-income area that has the goal of sending its 200 students to college, or at least to make them eligible.

The digital divide between some parents, students, and teachers will hopefully address students that need to study, keep up with school work and do research over the summer break.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

At a ceremony at the students’ community room, student Dewana Butler said this development will help keep parents involved.

“We can be our parents’ teachers and I’m really excited to see where our students go with this, because I’m sure that we’re learning a lot of our research skills. We can use a lot of the things that we’re learning in class at home,” said Butler.

Cisco said parents will be able to control the wireless access.

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