Pittsburgh Public Schools Remote Learning Fund
Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is set to launch PPS Remote Learning for students April 16. Moving instruction for 23,000 students from brick and mortar classrooms to remote “at home” learning via online. While the district will provide instructional packets for those students who do not have access to technological devices, there is a need to bridge the digital divide and level the playing field.
To date, the District has invested $1.5 million in its Laptop Lending Initiative for students and staff, but the needs are much greater. Results from the District’s Home Technology Survey indicate that an additional 7,500 devices are needed to meet the needs of the District’s families, including more than 800 families who do not have access to the internet.
The PPS Remote Learning Fund was established in response to many individuals, foundations, corporations and civic institutions that have expressed the desire to help the District meet this need.
The district currently uses the Dell Latitude 3190 with the following specs:
- Intel Celeron N4100 Processor (Quad Core, up to 2.4GHz)
- Windows 10 Pro 64bit
- 4GB 2400MHz LPDDR4 RAM
- 64 GB Hard Drive
- Dual Band Wireless (802.11ac)
- 11.6” HD Anti-Glare Non-Touch Display (1366 x 768) w Camera & Microphone
For every $300 raised, a student will get the device they need to participate in online learning.
Every donation – no matter the size – can help get a technological device in the hands of a student that needs it. Give through The Pittsburgh Foundation at the link below:
If you have any questions, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact via phone at 412-529-HELP (4357) and leave a detailed message.