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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council Taps Youth Fund to Help Kids Access Distance Learning and Food During Coronavirus Pandemic

“Diamonte Brown, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, said the digital divide in the city is deep.

The union sent a letter — signed by 50 other organizations — to city officials last week to urge them to make an emergency financial investment to purchase technology for the “tens of thousands” of students who need computers or internet access in their homes so they can continue to learn during the pandemic.

“In order for our students to compete with their peers and for them to access a 21st-century education, it is imperative for them to have access to technology,” Brown said.

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