Tags digital divide
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
Nonprofit donated more than 400 computers to homeless students
A student-led nonprofit called Bridging Tech has been providing refurbished computers to homeless K-12 students during the pandemic.
Sacramento to provide 10,000 households with free internet
The city is working with the United Way and Comcast to provide broadband subscriptions and internet-connected devices to low-income residences.
For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi
Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.
Rural community colleges get a shot at new learning programs
The nonprofit Education Design Lab will partner with five community colleges to implement new pathways to postsecondary education for students in rural communities.
Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning
Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.