“I’m working very hard to convince my colleagues to use the powers that we have to make sure more kids are connected, they say no child left behind, I say no child left offline.”
With some parts of Santa Barbara County not having access to internet connectivity, state and county officials are working to maintain equity among students in the age of digital learning. According to Noozhawk, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblyman Salud Carbajal and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond met with local superintendents and other education representatives for a Q&A webinar last Tuesday night to discuss a task force that would work with Internet service providers to provide free or reduced-cost Internet anywhere in the state.
KCSB’s Kali Acquaah interviews Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the digital divide and how the FCC is ensuring to take the necessary steps to keep the future of education internet connected for all students.
Reported by Kali Acquaah for KCSB News.