Education

Boston Public Library unveils long-term borrowing program for Wi-Fi routers and Chromebooks (Boston Housing Authority)

6.15.22

From Boston.com: 

The Boston Public Library’s new long-term borrowing program is working to ensure Boston residents have access to online educational materials.

Boston residents can now access free Wi-Fi routers and Chromebooks through the library. Participants must be adult residents who do not otherwise have access to “equipment or services sufficient to meet their educational needs” according to a statement from the Boston Public Library.

HACP and Partners Recognized with Pennsylvania Response in Caring Award

5.31.22

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), ABK Learning & Development Center, and Duquesne University School of Education were honored on May 10, 2022, with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission's Response in Caring Award. The partnership was one of three such efforts in the state to receive the distinction, presented by Gov. Tom Wolf and former Gov. Mark Schweiker during the Commission’s annual Early Learning Economic Summit. 

King County Housing Authority's Neighborhood Early Learning Connectors Help KCHA's Youngest Residents Get Ready for School

4.6.22

The King County Housing Authority's Neighborhood Early Learning Connectors program builds bridges and provides support and resources in its public housing communities to hundreds of families with children from birth to 5-years old.  In KCHA's new video below, find out more about how thier Early Learning Connectors partner with families via a developmentally appropriate, neighbor-to-neighbor approach to early education that supports the learning and development of young children and ensures they enter school happy, healthy, and ready to thrive.

CLPHA Board Member Karen Dubois-Walton on Her Appointment as Chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education

4.6.22

In February 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the appointment of CLPHA Board Member Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton, President of Elm City Communities (the Housing Authority of New Haven), to serve as chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Dr.

DuBois-Walton Takes Up ​“Equity” & ​“Excellence” Challenge In New State Ed Board Role (Elm City Communities)

2.23.22

From the New Haven Independent:

“Equity” and ​“excellence” are about to get an update.

Those two words summarized the mission of a five-year plan to guide Connecticut’s schools. The State Board of Education drafted and began undertaking the plan five years ago.

Now the board is crafting a new five-year plan. It has a new chair to guide that process: New Haven’s Karen DuBois-Walton.

Boston invests more than $12m in digital equity and inclusion (Boston Housing Authority)

2.9.22

From SmartCitiesWorld:

Boston is investing more than $12m to bring digital equity and inclusion to nearly 23,000 Boston public housing residents, library users, and school-age families.

The new funding will provide free access to wireless broadband service and devices to help public housing seniors and residents get online and will also provide Chromebook laptops to Boston Public School (BPS) students.

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