Donation brings total funding to $12 million to purchase devices and internet access for students to help provide distance learning.
Some charter schools with technology already in place are putting greater emphasis on family support during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.
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Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
“Let's face it, there's been a digital divide in California for decades,” California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
About 20 percent of California students do not have access to the internet at home.
Gaps in access to technology forces teacher to innovate to reach his students and their parents.
Family coding events have spurred some districts to increase computer science offerings during the school day.
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
Only about a third of California households in rural areas are subscribed to internet service, compared with 78 percent in urban areas.
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At least 92 percent of students have access to the minimum internet speed needed, but some districts have to stagger test-takers to avoid glitches.
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.