Education

Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

10.21.20

From the Los Angeles Times:

Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.

900 children in suburban Cook County public housing to get free laptops as remote learning continues to present digital barriers (Housing Authority of Cook County)

10.8.20

From the Chicago Tribune:

Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning.

Community groups, TPS team up for learning centers (Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From the Toledo Blade:

As Toledo Public Schools prepares to reopen its doors to students, community agencies and district officials have teamed up to open community learning centers that will help combat issues associated with virtual learning and a lack of resources as a result of the pandemic.

TPS officials and community leaders announced Thursday the launch of its first learning center at the Tabernacle Church at 531 Pinewood Ave.

Housing Authority Gets Residents Connected (Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC)

10.7.20

From the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC's website:

In Crystal Steadman's community of West Haven, you can already see several recently-installed, high speed wireless antennas. "This will be an amazing benefit! With having four children learning in the home,[...]this will make our school day flow better and will cut down on what has already been a difficult transition," Steadman said.

For homeless kids in crisis, new Eastside Tacoma facility can be ‘transformational’ (Tacoma Housing Authority)

10.7.20

From The News Tribune:

The facility is a significant upgrade.

Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb youth homelessness, and in particular for the kids who depend on it.

Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars (Housing Authority of Cook County)

10.7.20

From the Chicago Tribune:

All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.

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