In Chicago, something’s going on. Something big. Thanks to local efforts to provide free, no-strings-attached internet to low-income families, all Chicago students will be able to stay in school even when they are stuck at home due to the pandemic.

On the second episode of “Access Denied,” host Dirk Tillotson speaks with Daniel Anello of Kids First Chicago, Chicago Public Schools CIO Phillip DiBartolo and Chicago Public Schools parent Claiborne Wade about Chicago’s connectivity efforts and what lessons other school districts can learn about the process. 

Episode 2: How Chicago Is Conquering the Digital Divide & What We can Learn (ft. Kids First Chicago)

I didn’t believe it when folks reached out about Chicago’s plan to provide FREE, no-string internet to low-income families. But it’s a real thing happening. Join me on this second episode as I talk to families, school leaders and advocates on how Chicago fought for no-strings internet access and won.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Friday, July 10, 2020

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