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Rush Is On To Bridge The Digital Divide In Tri-State Area Cities

09.02.2020 | CBS New York | “There are some shelters, for example, in New York City that don’t have sufficient cellular reception to get the iPads to work,” said Randi Levine of the group Advocates for Children. The nonprofit is helping to bridge the digital divide for city students. 

The DOE has distributed more than 300,000 tablets. But from not being able to log on because of shoddy cell service to not having a device at all, not every student is prepared.

“Inequities in education existed well before the pandemic. But remote learning is only magnifying those inequities,” Levine said. Watch video