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Michelson 20MM Joins California Department of Education to Identify Solutions to Close the Digital Divide

Michelson 20MM Joins California Department of Education to Identify Solutions to Close the Digital Divide

The California Department of Education estimates that nearly a half-million students still lack either a device to attend school online, network access to their classroom, or both. On February 2, 2021, Michelson 20MM founder and co-chair, Dr. Gary K. Michelson, joined California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to announce a new effort to address the crisis: the California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge.

Student Basic Needs Effort Seeks to Increase Accessibility of Public Benefits

Student Basic Needs Effort Seeks to Increase Accessibility of Public Benefits

With support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) Success Center and funded in part by a Michelson 20MM Foundation Spark Grant, Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support Marty Alvarado will lead efforts to explore current challenges and barriers that prevent students from accessing the full range of available public benefits to which they are entitled to meet their basic needs.