Students who don’t have access to the internet can’t participate in remote learning
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
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 HEROES Act 2.0 provides $12 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 Homework Gap provisions of HEROES 2.0 (H.R. 925) in the next COVID-19 package to ensure no student is barred from the virtual classroom this school year.
A bill to help communities purchase wireless devices to ensure all students have access to the internet.
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