Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools
Sep22

Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools

This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation. New York City, with the largest public school system in the U.S., started inviting some students back into the classroom this week — but, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, others remain confined to their homes, taking...

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The case for Broadband for All
Sep10

The case for Broadband for All

Since the pandemic set in, Grace Riario and Melissa Morrone have witnessed a similar phenomenon at the libraries they work at in New York: people gathering around to try to catch the wifi outside their doors because indoor service is largely shut down. “People sit in the parking lot and on the benches outside, and they sit there for hours trying to do work,” Riario said. Riario oversees nine libraries in the Catskills region, where...

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