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`Homework Gap’ Spurs Call for FCC to Boost Pupils’ Home Internet

March 24, 2020, 4:23 PM

School leaders across the country are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to direct money from a program for internet access on campuses to millions of students who now find themselves learning at home.

The FCC should allow funds from the federal E-rate program to support online learning for those students, more than 7,500 educators and parents wrote in a letter Tuesday to commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
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Schools nationwide have closed their campuses in recent weeks as state and local leaders attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. Many are scrambling to continue instruction online. The...

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