Emery Unified Confronts ‘Digital Divide’ during Ongoing School Closure
Source: The E’ville Eye
Emery Unified has always been a tiny school district packed with heart and spunk. That much hasn’t changed. But just about everything around it has. On Mar. 16, the EUSD closed its two schools. It’s an unprecedented event now written in its history.
From Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, the Education Trust-West, a group advocating for educational justice, and Global Strategy Group, a public research and relations firm, surveyed 1,200 Californian parents on school closures and COVID-19. The poll found 50 percent of low-income families and 42 percent of families of color lack sufficient devices at home needed for distance learning.