Source: The Tribune

For Nishca Cross, every day she can’t get internet at home is another day her sixth-grade son loses ground in his education.

The San Miguel mother has been struggling to get connected amid the coronavirus shelter-at-home order, but appointments are so backed up, her provider won’t make it out for another two weeks.

A data analysis from Education Trust-West — which advocates for and conducts research into education equity issues — indicates students in the poorest and most remote districts likely struggled with internet access more than their peers in wealthier and more populous areas even before the coronavirus outbreak.