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Remote Instruction Is Back, But The Digital Divide Continues

Originally published by The 19th When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Winchester Grade School had only enough computers to go home with half of its student...

COMMENTARY: Black America Salutes CEO Robert F. Smith for Accelerating Racial Equity and the...

The philanthropy and corporate leadership of Robert F. Smith is appreciated by numerous recipients and Smith should be applauded for helping make a difference...

Ensuring Racial Equity by Expanding Internet Access

Billionaire Robert F. Smith and other corporate leaders mount campaign to close the digital divide By Jose Marquez, National President and CEO of TechLatino With protests...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.

The Challenges Black America Faces with Distant and Virtual Learning During COVID-19

According to the Public School Forum of North Carolina, 72 percent of Black and Brown students in the state’s public schools have parents who lack secure employment, compared with 21 percent of white students