Close the homework gap and narrow digital divide
The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on a long-standing inequity: the inability of as many as 16 million students, including many of the most vulnerable, to do schoolwork at home due to lack of internet access. The Emergency Educational Connections Act provides at least $4 billion for a one-time emergency fund, administered by the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program, to equip students with hot spots and devices for remote learning.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to include the Emergency Educational Connections Act (S. 3690/H.R. 6563) in the next COVID-19 package to ensure no student is barred from the virtual classroom this school year.