Historically low-performing schools tend to have limited access to the technology and tools necessary for teachers and students to navigate and adapt to an increasingly digitized world. School2Home is an innovative statewide program that aims to close both the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide by integrating computing and broadband technologies into teaching and learning at low-performing schools throughout California.
The goal is to increase student achievement at Leataata Floyd Elementary School (LFE) and the adoption of broadband service by the school’s families. LFE is the first elementary school in the state to adopt the program. Leataata Floyd Elementary School is a historically low-performing school with 100% of students living in households that fall below the Federal Poverty Level. School2Home helps to provide the infrastructure and support services needed to increase both student achievement and family success, including laptops for every student to use in school and at home; enhanced teacher professional development and training on integration of technology into instruction; increased parent engagement and home access to high-speed Internet; and student Tech Expert Development.
As part of its management of the regional broadband consortium, Valley Vision is implementing the School2Home pilot initiative at Leataata Floyd Elementary School, the first school in Sacramento in which the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) has invested. Valley Vision is working in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund, Leataata Floyd Elementary School, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and other community partners.