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In post-COVID world, education officials hope to bridge local digital divide

$53M proposal would ensure all SCS students have laptops, internet access

By , Guest Columnist Updated: May 26, 2020 2:21 PM CT | Published: May 26, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Natasha Senjanovic
Guest Columnist

Natasha Senjanovic

Natasha Senjanovic is a contributor to the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, for which she produced this story. A Nashville-based journalist and public radio producer, she’s won numerous awards as a news anchor and for reporting on vulnerable populations, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, at-risk youth and undocumented immigrants. She served as afternoon host for Middle Tennessee NPR station WPLN for three years.

Shelby County Schools' digital plan would provide every student and teacher with a laptop and training on how to use it. The more than 100,000 devices would cost roughly $53 million, half of which would come from federal coronavirus stimulus funds.

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