NJ has narrowed schools’ digital divide, but challenges remain

According to Gov. Phil Murphy, 7,700 students are still in need of devices or internet access

It took nearly a year, but New Jersey’s Department of Education is finally about to close the digital divide, ensuring that every student in the state has access to a computer device or internet connection at home. But, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, 7,700 students are still in need of devices or internet access — down from 231,000 at the start of the school year.

The technology gap may have narrowed, but it doesn’t eliminate all the challenges that come with remote learning for kids, and some school districts have been hit harder than others. Leah Mishkin reports.