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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is actively working to close the digital divide - the gulf between students and their families who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. By closing the digital divide, we can ensure digital access so that all youth have the resources, skills, and connectivity to learn, engage, and thrive. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that forced school and business closures across the state, this endeavor is more important than ever, as school districts make hard decisions regarding what learning will look like in the future and many consider hybrid distance learning plans that bring education safely into the homes of the students they serve.
Since April 2020, the SCCOE has partnered with local government, philanthropic foundations, community-based organizations, businesses, and internet service providers to raise over $14 million in in-kind goods or funds to purchase and distribute computing devices, hotspots, and internet service to students in need.
In Funds Raised
Computing Devices Provided to Students
Hotspots Provided to Students
Students Provided with Internet Service
Need for computing devices, hotspots, and connectivity among students in Santa Clara County persists despite concerted efforts by the SCCOE, partner organizations, and school districts to bridge the digital divide.
Need for computing devices and hotspots among students in Santa Clara County persists despite concerted efforts by the SCCOE, partner organizations, and school districts to bridge the digital divide.
In Funds Needed
Students in Need of a Computing Device
Students in Need of a Hotspot
* Estimate is based on competitive price points for computer (by brand) and hotspot devices. Estimate includes the cost of 1 year of service for each hotspot device.
Information in this section is updated regularly. Check back frequently for more information.
Learn more about affordable internet options or report a need for computing devices, hotspots, or connectivity.
Access trainings, webinars, and online learning platforms designed to better support students in distance learning.
Visualize computing device and internet dead zones in the community or learn more about local digital equity initiatives