LOADING

Type to search

Dekalb County School District awarded $3.8 million digital learning grant

Avondale Estates Metro ATL Tucker

Dekalb County School District awarded $3.8 million digital learning grant

Photo provided by the DeKalb County School District.
Share

 

By Alex Brown, contributor

DeKalb County, GA  – Distance learning has brought the concerns of the “digital divide” — the lack of access to reliable internet or technology necessary for learning — to the forefront. To help repair the digital divide and provide all students with access to education, the Georgia Department of Education has awarded the Dekalb County School District $3.8 million in digital learning grants.

The one-time digital learning grant applies to 25 schools across the district. The Georgia Department of Education awarded $21 million statewide.

Based on the technology needs survey and evidence-based research, the identified schools will receive grant funds to purchase devices for students in grades Pre-K-5, Wi-Fi hotspots, and instructional software programs along with professional development. The grant-funded hardware will be a supplemental quantity of digital devices for all grade levels.

Due to the COVID-19 school closures, districts have shifted to digital learning to ensure the safety of students and staff. This grant provides an opportunity to support schools with ensuring the continuity of learning during this pandemic period and be a resource when students return to school.

Decaturish.com is working to keep your community informed about coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. All of our coverage on this topic can be found at Decaturishscrubs.com. If you appreciate our work on this story, please become a paying supporter. For as little as $3 a month, you can help us keep you in the loop about what your community is doing to stop the spread of COVID-19. To become a supporter, click here

Want Decaturish delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here

Decaturish needs your support!

Help us provide you with free, quality local news. Become a Decaturish.com supporter today

To chip in $3 a month, click here.

To chip in $6 a month, click here.

To chip in $60 a year, click here.
* Decaturish.com is not a 501-c-3 organization. Support of Decaturish goes toward our newsgathering efforts. Decaturish does not have a print edition.
close-link