The state also partnered with T-Mobile to provide 34,000 WiFi hotspots and up to 100 gigabytes of data a year to low-income families who qualify.
DENVER, Colorado — Democratic Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that $2 million from the CARES Act will be sent to districts to address the 65,000 students the state’s Department of Education (CDE) estimates who don’t have access to internet at home.
“They’re more likely to disengage and they’re more likely to fall behind,” Polis said at a news conference at the Sheridan School District.
While low COVID-19 cases in the state will push more students back into the classroom, families have to be prepared to go remote. Some won’t want to send students back right away and others might have no choice if a school experiences a virus outbreak.
The state also partnered with T-Mobile to provide 34,000 WiFi hotspots and up to 100 gigabytes