Some Newark schools face laptop shortage ahead of virtual learning

Chalkbeat: Nearly five months after Newark schools went entirely virtual and just one week before online classes resume, the state’s largest school district is still struggling to get every student online.

Some schools have told parents that laptop shipments have been delayed, leading to a laptop shortage like the ones hobbling districts across the country. Free internet options are also in short supply, with one provider now charging for a previously free service and a citywide Wi-Fi network offering only spotty coverage.

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