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Philly to buy laptops for needy students for virtual classes during shutdown


March 26, 2020

Based on guidance from the federal government, the School District of Philadelphia is proceeding with a plan to offer more rigorous virtual instruction during the coronavirus shutdown — a reversal from last week when it said equity concerns hampered its ability to provide mandated, graded learning.

The new plan can only go into place by providing laptops and broadband access to all students as the District prepares for long-term school closures, Superintendent William Hite said during a conference call on Tuesday.


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