Student Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In a recent report, Common Sense Media stated that 50 million K-12 public school students had to transition to remote learning in 2020. However, of those students, roughly 30 percent lack adequate internet or devices to effectively learn from home. That’s roughly 15 to 16 million students.
In addition to its effects on the general student population, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the education of students receiving special education services in a substantial way. Due to school shutdowns and restricted operations, many special education students have been left without the support and services they need to thrive.
iPads Distributed to Students and Teachers
Recognizing that many of these students lacking at-home access to a digital device, Computer Reach launched a new project in collaboration with The Education Partnership and Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) to get special education students and teachers digitally connected.
Through the project, we distributed 245 iPads to special education students and teachers at 12 schools in Pennsylvania. Through this distribution, special education teachers will be able to implement a digital curriculum and provide special education services to their students remotely.
We are grateful for the generous support of our project partners, The Education Partnership and Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). Without their support, this project would not have been possible.
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