Jersey City superintendent says schools have enough laptops for students, but some parents say they’re still in the dark

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The Jersey City School district says it now has enough Chromebook laptops to outfit students without computer access, but a breakdown in communication between parents and schools appears to be leaving some kids offline.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Parents line up to pick up workbooks, textbooks and school supplies for their children at School 30 in Jersey City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.


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Parents line up to pick up workbooks, textbooks and school supplies for their children at School 30 in Jersey City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Superintendent Franklin Walker said it’s unclear how many of the district’s approximately 30,000 students are still without computer access, but the school system has enough devices to ensure every student can participate in remote learning.



a group of people looking at a laptop: Librarian Christine Szczepanski and guidance counselor Cathie Garofalo, at left, help parents Laura Ramirez, with her fifth-grade daughter, Marisabel, and Wanda Delos Santos, as they pick up Chromebook laptops and internet hotspot devices for their children at School 30 in Jersey City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.


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Librarian Christine Szczepanski and guidance counselor Cathie Garofalo, at left, help parents Laura Ramirez, with her fifth-grade daughter, Marisabel, and Wanda Delos Santos, as they pick up Chromebook laptops and internet hotspot devices for their children at School 30 in

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First of 82,000 devices purchased by Connecticut for needy students learning from home will begin arriving this month

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Connecticut school districts will soon begin receiving tens of thousands of laptops for students in need through the state’s Everybody Learns initiative.

Announced in July, the program seeks to end the state’s digital divide and improve online learning by providing families who do not have adequate access to devices and connectivity with new laptops and home high-speed internet.

“From the beginning of this pandemic, we knew that our state had an obligation to tens of thousands of school children around Connecticut to make sure they had the tools necessary to further their educations, as we didn’t know how long this public health emergency would last,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a news release Tuesday. “Now, our students are in a position where they have the tools necessary to participate and engage with this technology, and we can keep as many students as possible connected throughout this school year.”

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School girls encourage people donate gadgets to help needy students

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A group of five girls in Chandigarh have taken an initiative to collect electronic devices from people as donations for In an effort to help needy students to attend online classes. Speaking to ANI, Saachi Ahuja, one of the girls said, “We’ve given gadgets to 21 girls. It’s helping them to attend online classes as schools are closed.” These school-going teenagers have come together to encourage youngsters to donate their gadgets like mobile phones and laptops for underprivileged girls who cannot afford these gadgets for online learning.

It has been almost four months that all the schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown which has pushed students to opt for e-learning. Under the initiative ‘Prerna – for you and us’, these girls approach the youngsters to donate gadgets and provide the same to underprivileged girls. These girls have also been

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VC Guide lets anonymous startup founders post reviews on VCs

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  • VC Guide describes itself as an NPS for VCs, a site where founders can rate and review their experiences with venture capitalists, the money folks who power Silicon Valley.
  • Some of the reviews rave about a particular VC, some of them describe pitch meetings that went awry and are downright brutal. VCs are allowed to respond.
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VC Guide is a new website run by an unknown entity that allows founders to rate venture capitalists on a scale of 1-10 and post reviews about them.  It describes itself as an NPS (Net Promoter Score) for VCs.

A site that allows founders to read reviews of investors is not an entirely bad idea, although we’ll have to wait and see how this particular site grows with its anonymous comments, some of them brutal. Still, as any startup founder will tell you, an investor relationship is

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