The State Superintendent of Schools has advised that schools not reconvene in California this academic year. While school districts, teachers and parents are doing amazing work making it possible for children to continue learning from home, many families don’t have access to the digital tools they need for their kids to stay connected to their classrooms.
On Wednesday, April 8th, TechEquity Collaborative held a panel discussion about how we can help bridge the digital divide. Tech Exchange Executive Director Seth Hubbert was joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and representatives from Oakland and SF school districts about how they’re adapting to the new learning environments. The panel was moderated by Catherine Bracy, Executive Director and Co-Founder of TechEquity.
Since the Shelter-in-Place order was announced here in the Bay Area, Tech Exchange staff and volunteers have mobilized to establish texting and phone banks. They are responding to calls to inform families of internet options, and preparing hotspots and laptops to be distributed to students.
To continue this critical work, we are announcing our
TECH FOR ALL Campaign to raise $650,000.
Your donation today helps to ensure that all students and families can stay connected
and access online learning opportunities during this time of isolation and beyond.
Click HERE to donate today. Thank you!