Lack Of Internet Access Caused Thousands Of Conn. Students To Miss Out On Distance Learning
Connecticut school districts say access to technology has kept tens of thousands of students from being able to learn at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About 50,000 students don’t have access to a device in the home, and nearly 30,000 students have trouble with internet access. That’s according to a survey from the Connecticut Department of Education sent out to school districts across the state.
The survey showed students fared substantially worse in some of the state’s largest cities, Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.
Statewide, about nine in ten Connecticut students used computers and tablets to take part in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rest used a combination of printed material, phone calls and wellness checks, according to the survey.
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