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CDW-G, Intel Corporation, LEGO® Education and First Book Launch Initiative to Help Students at Title 1 Schools Overcome Impact of COVID-19; Through this initiative, these companies are collaborating to help schools create more equitable learning environme

Aug 11, 2020 - PR Newswire
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 In late July, First Book released the results of anationwide surveyof educators that shows 40% of children in need in the U.S. do not have reliable internet and almost 40% are without access to functioning devices. The closure of schools in March exacerbated an existing crisis in education for children in poverty, millions of whom do not have access to enable virtual learning. These children are isolated without educational support and are falling further behind.

To address the issues of the digital divide intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, CDW-G, Intel Corporation and LEGO® Education and the LEGO Foundation have worked with First Book to build theCreating Learning Connections initiative. This initiative provides learning solutions designed to fuel education during this critical time by supporting several thousand students and families in Title I schools in the United States impacted by the pandemic. Students will receive critical at-home and in–the-classroom learning resources, including internet connectivity, technology devices and hands-on STEAM learning solutions...