Back To School And In-Person Learning? Don’t Forget Broadband Equity

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fresh look at where Chicagoans most often lack access to the internet.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fresh look at where Chicagoans most often lack access to the internet. John Konstantaras/AP Images for Magnetar
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fresh look at where Chicagoans most often lack access to the internet.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides a fresh look at where Chicagoans most often lack access to the internet. John Konstantaras/AP Images for Magnetar

Back To School And In-Person Learning? Don’t Forget Broadband Equity

As the Delta Variant looms over a return to school this fall, we’ve learned during this pandemic that the internet is not simply a luxury, but a necessity. Last year, research revealed deep inequities in internet access among children in Chicago.

Local experts join Reset to explain how families can get connected, and how internet access enriches not only students, but families and whole communities.

GUESTS: Daniel Anello, chief executive officer, Kids First Chicago

Dan Cooper, director of research, Metropolitan Planning Council

Claiborne Wade, parent liaison for family focus at Oscar DePriest Elementary School in Austin