Author: Ben Hong, KPBS
Poway Unified School District staff spent Thursday morning passing out thousands of Google Chromebooks to students who don’t have computers at home. It’s a scene being played out across California as districts launch online learning programs.
But as districts hurry to begin an unprecedented transition to distance learning, experts worry that vulnerable student populations won’t get the state-mandated services they need.
“That lack of consistency often means students of color, low income students, and English Learners are the ones that are left with resources that are not comparable to other students,” said Elisha Smith Arrillaga, the director of The Education Trust-West.