CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — Online knowledge has become a necessity for students and their families, so parents have started learning new skills behind the latest teaching methods.
Leanna Haley, mother and grandmother, was at the East Professional Center’s Tech-Fest to learn some new skills.
“That’s the most important thing in a child’s life, their education,” she said.
A survey conducted by parents in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District after schools closed at the start of the pandemic showed that 40% of some 40,000 students did not have internet access.
Roman Waked, Head of Acquisitions at Digital-C, is one of many members working with CMSD to bridge this digital divide.
“You know, we’ve heard stories from families that with some of these hot spots that the school initially rolled out just with the resources they had at the time, the families got to choose which student would go to class,” a- he declared.
Digital-C not only offers laptops, but also provides digital training for CMSD families so they can better navigate CMSD systems and communicate with teachers.
This is all done to ensure kids like Journey Keaton have a smooth and simple school year.
“Because when I was on the computer it was weird, it was different from going to school,” Keaton said.
The next event will be August 20 at Max Hayes High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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