California Schools Superintendent: $500 Million Needed To Give All Students Internet Access
Oakland Council President Calls For Citywide Public Wi-Fi To Close Digital DivideOakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for publicly accessible Wi-Fi in the city, her office said Tuesday.
Oakland Schools Seek $12.5M To Close Digital Divide In Coronavirus Remote LearningThe fundraising campaign was spurred by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forcing students to learn and participate in class while at home.
Coronavirus Update: State Works To Bridge 'Digital Divide' To Help Students During PandemicOn Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom talked about efforts that have been made to meet the needs of students in the state during the coronavirus pandemic as schools struggle with distance learning, particularly in bridging the so-called "digital divide" to lower-income families.
Teenager's Project Refurbishes Laptops For Students In NeedSurveys conducted within the last year show more than one in ten California households don't have access to the internet because many can't afford a computer. This week's young Jefferson Award winners is changing that.
$10 Broadband Program For Low-Income Households ExpandingA growing number of low-income Californians are eligible for $10 a month broadband service due to the expansion of program run by Comcast.
State Educators Applaud No Child Left Offline Initiative To Expand Technology In The ClassroomAs part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.
Community Corner: Nonprofits Serving Bay Area Elderly Get BoostSeveral Bay Area community projects will get some help in their efforts to serve their elderly neighbors thanks to $10,000 in grants awarded by Coming of Age Bay Area.
Google Exec Says 2 Billion Lack Internet AccessGoogle’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world’s population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.
Oakland Campaign Brings Internet Access To Seniors, Low-Income FamiliesA campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.
Oakland Charter School Tackles The Digital DivideArise 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.