Helping kids bridge the digital divide during COVID-19

HOUSTON – As students prepare to head back to school, some families are concerned they will not have the technology needed to help their children succeed in virtual or distance learning. Specifically, in the African American community, many students have not engaged as much in the virtual learning landscape, as we have relied on brick-and-mortar institutions.

Will students have the proper resources?

A sweep of all the local school districts’ websites shows most have already started distributing equipment to students, with others announcing plans are underway.

Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan said, based on surveys, the district


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