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Help NAPCS find funds for students internet access

Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
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A NOTE FROM NINA

Schools, families, and communities around America continue to adjust to major changes in their daily routines. Courageous and dedicated educators are leading the response at individual schools and the National Alliance is doing everything we can to support them. We’re in constant contact with Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies as they deliver relief legislation and adapt federal policies to the current crisis. Together with state charter support organizations, we’re working to ensure that policy responses treat charter schools fairly and recognize their unique needs.

We also have a request of everyone in the charter school community. As more and more schools engage in some form of distance learning, students who lack access to broadband technology are at real risk of falling behind their peers. We are partnering with other education and children’s organizations to ask the FCC to allow the federal E-Rate program, which normally funds internet access in schools and libraries, to also provide funding to connect students to the Internet at home. This is the immediate battle in the fight for educational equity. Please sign onto our request!

Challenging times bring out the best in Americans, and we’re so proud to see stories of charter schools everywhere reaching out to help their students and communities. We’ve generated a blog post with just some of the examples and plan to add to it as we move forward. Please send us the stories that are making you take heart as we all get through this together!

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Nina Rees
President & CEO
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools