‘Digital divide’ for NJ students is shrinking, but still persists

Gov. Phil Murphy says that about 35,000 students are still without a computer or the necessary connectivity for remote learning

As more and more schools take an all-virtual approach to instruction, families in low-income neighborhoods are feeling it most. According to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday, roughly 35,000 students, or students in about 30% of school districts, have reported they’re still without a computer or the necessary connectivity for remote learning.

The gap appears widest in communities that currently are relying the most on remote learning. Education writer John Mooney breaks down the numbers with Anchor Michael Hill.