The coronavirus epidemic has left many families struggling to pay bills while simultaneously trying to help their children learn at home. That’s why access to low-cost or free internet and affordable computers is now more essential to more people than ever before.
California State PTA has partnered with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to help those in need access the technology that can help their children succeed during this difficult time — or anytime.
CETF is a non-profit organization that can connect you with a wide range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and device providers that feature affordable computers and internet solutions, and now, they can even help connect you with internet providers offering free service (for a limited time).
On April 9, 2020, California State PTA President Celia Jaffe, former State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, and representatives from CETF discussed how to access low-cost and free internet and computer offers, and how PTA leaders can support children and families in their area who may need these solutions.