One of the biggest concerns many families have with virtual learning is reliable Internet access for the student. Educators within the Birmingham City Schools system are doing their best to make sure no child goes without the necessary technology during the first nine weeks at home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.In the video above, WVTM 13’s Jared Oliver tells you what all comes in the learning kit for students enrolled at Huffman Academy, a pilot school for the distribution program.TRACKING THE CURVEWVTM 13 is tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Alabama. Click here to see the latest data.Get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on the pandemic.More news and coverage can be found at www.wvtm13.com/coronavirus.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
One of the biggest concerns many families have with virtual learning is reliable Internet access for the student.
Educators within the Birmingham City
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Most of the households in the town of Nanjemoy, Maryland, have no internet access, making distance learning a difficult reality.
WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced schools that reopen safely to in-person learning will receive “incentives” saying the state has an additional $345 Million in educational funds. So, will counties with spotty internet access take the Governor up on his offer? The answer is “no” in Charles County.
Katherine O’Malley Simpson, communication director for Charles County Public Schools, said the county will stick to virtual learning with a slow phased-in approach to in-person instruction starting with special education students, those who are homeless, and those with poor internet access.
One community in Charles County with poor internet access is Nanjemoy.
The small rural community is about a 40-minute drive from Waldorf, with a population of just under 3,300, according to Censusreport.org.
Vincent Scott reached out to WUSA9 saying most
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