California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is discussing the new normal when it comes to the classroom.
During his briefing on Wednesday, he spoke about some of the effects that distance learning is having on students and educators across the state.
"The reality is there has been bumps in distance learning. This pandemic uncovered an embarrassing reality. That we have a digital divide here in the state of California for decades. We had millions of students who didn't have access to the internet," he said.
Thurmond expressed thanks for all those who have donated laptops and hotspots for students saying that at least 65,000 devices have been given out and 10,000 more are expected to be delivered.
Thurmond continues to say that digital learning could continue into the fall in some way.