Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring Internet Providers To Offer $15 Plans To Low-Income HouseholdsThe bill requires internet providers to offer qualified households a monthly plan for $15.
Bridging The Digital Divide: New York City 12-Year-Old Starts Movement To Get Students In Need LaptopsDaisy Hampton was a student at MS 104 in Gramercy Park last year when she realized not everyone had the right tools for online learning.
Schools: The New Normal | State, New York City Make Moves To Bridge Digital Divide For Remote LearningThe digital divide has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices For Students Won't Arrive For At Least Another MonthAt least 60,000 New York City public school students still do not have an iPad or Chromebook, months after the pandemic first started and just days after city public schools went all-remote for the second time this calendar year.
Long Island Officials Say Schools Are Not Contributing To Second Wave Of COVID-19 SpreadLong Island is seeing the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases since it began reopening in May. However, school students attending in-person classes have not been a part of the spread.
Schools: The New Normal | Broadband Issues In New Rochelle Mean Teachers Will Be Working From HomeWith the new normal for schools set to begin soon, New York's seventh largest city is dealing with a broadband bust.
Schools: The New Normal | Rush Is On To Bridge The Digital Divide In Tri-State Area CitiesWith most students in our area preparing for online classes, at least part time, many are still not connected.
New York City Expanding Internet Access For Low-Income Residents With Funding Cut From NYPD BudgetDe Blasio said $87 million of the $157 million project will come from the NYPD’s capital budget in what he called the “spirit of redistribution.”
Liu: A Staggering Number Of NYC Households Have No Internet AccessCity Comptroller John Liu said this week that over a third of Bronx households have no Internet access or computer.