San Francisco Unified Hands Out Free Laptops to Students

With California schools switching to distance learning, bridging the digital divide has become more important than ever. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Unified School District ramped up efforts to close the gap by handing out free laptops to students at Mission High School.

Around 4,000 SFUSD students lack computers. That has prevented teachers from putting together an online program. By the middle of the month, they hope to get everyone set up in a virtual classroom.

The computers were purchased using $4 million in private donations, including $2 million from equity firm Thoma Bravo.

Read more at KTVU


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 05:44

In the wake of an unprecedented $54.3 billion shortfall, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed slashing billions of dollars from California’s budget.