‘Digital poverty’ in schools where few have laptops

The BBC reports …

“In our schools, 60% to 70% of children wouldn’t have laptops,” says Wayne Norrie, head of an academy trust with schools in disadvantaged areas.

With schools closed and pupils studying online at home, he says, it is important to recognise the social gap in access to technology. The Department for Education in England has promised laptops will be lent to some poorer teenagers.

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