The Emergency Connectivity Fund has potential to narrow the Homework Gap: Here’s how

By John Harrington Insufficient access to reliable Internet connections and devices remains a significant issue in communities across the United States. Schools and libraries are working to bridge the gap, and funding available through The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will be instrumental in ensuring students and library patrons can participate in online learning from home. The American Rescue Plan Act includes the new Emergency Connectivity Fund, a $7.171 billion funding source for off-campus internet connections and connected devices to be distributed to schools and libraries in a timely and effective manner. After the signature of the American Rescue […]

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