Internet access proposal ‘laudable and needed,’ per School Administrators Association


A student listens to a live lecture on a laptop computer at home during a remote learning class in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Illinois reported 1,337 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as the state’s positivity rate dropped below 4% for the first time in weeks. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Following the second part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State address, school administrators are responding to proposals regarding increased internet access.

The School Administrators Association of New York (SAANY) is applauding Governor Cuomo’s proposal for access to broadband internet for all New Yorkers. The group said they are “pleased to hear” that the governor prioritized broadband internet access for 2021.

SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey commented on Cuomo’s proposal, which would have lasting effects on young students in kindergarten through 12th grade. “The governor’s Internet access proposal is laudable and needed,” he said. “We have heard too many stories of students having to travel to parking lots and commercial properties just to be able to attend school that day. The plan to make high-speed service affordable for low-income households will benefit students today and into the future, as virtual learning increasingly becomes part of the educational paradigm.”

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