Giving Compass’ Take:
• Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner ask Evan Marwell about how and why we should provide all students with access to the internet and devices throughout remote learning.
• How might a lack of access to the internet disproportionately affect students’ learning during quarantine? Why are vulnerable communities more at risk? How can you work to provide all students with proper remote-learning access?
For many families in the U.S., the internet is a utility like water or electricity. But as COVID-19 has shown, that’s not true for everyone. Millions of children lack broadband access at home, making it nearly impossible to participate fully in remote learning.
In this episode of Class Disrupted, we speak with Evan Marwell, founder of EducationSuperHighway, about what it will take to get the internet and devices to all kids — and why that matters.
We also talk to a student and teacher from the Pasadena Independent School District outside Houston, Texas. Pasadena provides devices for all students and has embraced project-based learning and mentoring to help students develop strong relationships with teachers and build valuable skills for college and beyond.
The first thing we’re doing is we’re developing a playbook and a set of tools to help states and school districts figure out the answer to that question — which students need broadband access at their home? That’s number one.
Listen to the full podcast about students’ access to the internet and devices with Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner at The 74.
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