The pandemic has shown a bright light on—and exacerbated—already existing inequities in our country. When schools were forced to close in 2020, millions of students across the country were suddenly learning in a virtual environment, which created a challenge for students who didn’t have access to devices or a strong internet connection at home.
Without these devices, many students had a hard time keeping up with their courses, causing a divide between students who had the opportunity to learn, and those that didn’t, simply because they didn’t have the necessary tools. PTAs across the country stepped in, with grant money and other fundraising efforts, to purchase and distribute digital tools and technology for those in need.
See how PTAs used grant money to help bridge the digital divide.