Bridging the Education Divide
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Women In Government Podcast Bridging the Education Divide COVID-19 has not only turned our healthcare, community, and business landscape upside down, it has also impacted our education system. Approximately 50 million students will attend school from home for at least part of the 2020/21 school year due to the pandemic. This dynamic shift in the method in which education is delivered has brought with it a host of problems, including the fact that millions of students without connectivity are disconnected from virtual classrooms and are wholely unable to participate in school. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses the digital divide in terms of children’s inability to complete their homework because of the gap in internet access. The situation it creates for students can easily be referred to as the HOMEWORK GAP. Similarly, with so many children now attending all or part of their actual school day virtually, what served as the HOMEWORK GAP has morphed into a more pressing SCHOOLWORK GAP, where students are unable to attend school. Fortunately, there are industry leaders who are stepping up and helping communities all across the country access the internet. Whether you live in a big city, small town or somewhere in between, where you live should not determine where you go in life. We learn that access to the internet means access to opportunity. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Texas State Representative, Toni Rose GUEST #1: Dr. Kiesha Taylor, Senior National Education Administrator at T-Mobile GUEST #2: Gabriella (Gaby) Rowe, Grow Associates LLC, and Project Lead for Operation Connectivity ••••• ••••• ••••• For more information, please visit www.womeningovernment.org Audio courtesy of OSUCHLUCK Productions, www.osuchluck.com… continue reading