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Learning Together

The COVID-19 pandemic upended many aspects of our lives—and attending school was no exception. At the end of the final semester of the 2019-2020 school year, schools had to quickly shift to remote and distance learning. Soon after, principals, superintendents, and teachers identified access issues for certain students.

Tiani Kajiwara

Thanks to the quick action of generous donors, more than $540,000 was raised over the summer of 2020 to fund the Kaua‘i Education Technology Pilot Program. The project aimed to meet the immediate needs of the crisis by ensuring that Kaua‘i’s public school students had access to distance learning and teachers were equipped to start online learning by the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The pilot gave school administrators the opportunity to leverage philanthropic dollars to redesign and implement a better, more equitable school system on Kaua‘i.

Learning Together

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