The Digital Divide

Digital Access and Education during COVID-19
April 8, 2020

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, we held a panel discussion about how we can help bridge the digital divide. We were joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Seth Hubbert from Tech Exchange which has been providing devices and internet access to low-income East Bay families for decades, 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.