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As Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns, the Digital Divide Leaves Some Students Behind

 

March 17, 2020

Students leave an elementary school in Seattle, Washington, after the Seattle Public School system closed due to coronavirus concerns on March 11, 2020. John Moore-Getty Images

Spring break just began for Kyii Sells-Wheeler, but he's already wondering how he'll complete his school work when classes resume in a little more than a week.

A sophomore at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Sells-Wheeler is one of thousands of students who have seen their colleges cancel in-person classes and transition to online learning as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, which school leaders have described as an "unprecedented crisis." And a member of Navajo Nation, he is one of thousands of Native American students who come from reservations with notoriously limited internet access.

https://time.com/5803355/school-closures-coronavirus-internet-access/

 

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