Opportunity gaps continue to plague our schools and many students, especially those from our poorest communities, continue to be left behind. The stark disparities in access to technology has long played a role in achievement gaps and the coronavirus pandemic has furthered the gap. It is time that DC Public School provides every student a computer or laptop and ensures access to the Internet.
We need volunteers to help us build our Technology Access Campaign. If you're interested in participating in this campaign, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/kEoTHBweLZbBAkh67
Take Action -- NOW
1. Sign-up to speak, spread the word to your parents, and organize your students to sign-up and testify at the Oct 2 DC Council Hearing on Distance Learning. It’s time our city leaders heard the truth about the challenges you and your
DC Council Hearing on Distance Learning in DC Public and Public Charter Schools
Fri. Oct. 2 at 9:00 A.M. (Live via Zoom): Register to Testify Here.
2. Encourage your families to take the Technology and Online Learning Survey for DCPS Families.
The Digital Equity in DC Education coalition is working to gather feedback on devices, learning platforms, Internet connectivity, and DCPS Tech Support in preparation for the Oct 2 hearing. This survey is for DCPS families only, as many questions are specific to DCPS and includes Spanish translation.
Click here to complete this survey: https://bit.ly/DigitalEquityParentSurvey