‘Offline’ students need in-school learning access

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As the state’s public schools begin to open, many urban systems will do so entirely online.

That can be problematic for many low-income students who don’t have internet access at home.

Districts that will offer some degree of in-school instruction, like Lowell, have given those children with special needs and other specific learning needs priority for in-person classes.

And while the Lowell School Department has secured additional wireless hotspots to help connect families to the World Wide Web, it’s inevitable that some students will slip through the cracks.

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