When the Coronavirus Pandemic hit North Carolina in March 2020 and k-12 school was disrupted, State government began a rapid response effort. As part of that response, remote learning has become a critical public health measure in maintaining social distance and continuing to educate our young people. Hometown Strong, the Department of Information Technology, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Governor’s Education Advisor and the NC Business Committee for Education lead a partnership of state agencies and private organizations to rapidly connect students with remote learning under the banner of NC Student Connect.
Connecting to remote learning requires action on at least three levels:
- providing access to high-speed internet to every k-12 student and teacher outside the classroom,
- lowering the cost of connection, and
- providing support services for use of remote learning platforms.
The following are resources to assist with navigating remote learning and other helpful information.