DISD families who need internet access can complete an online DISD Hotspot Request Form to open a request for an internet hotspot. Only one request per family is required.
In response to schools being closed due to COVID-19, Readers 2 Leaders created a new virtual learning program called Read, Learn, GO!, a 2 hour high-quality educational show hosted by Readers 2 Leaders teachers. Each episode follows a theme and is made up of short interactive segments featuring reading instruction and enrichment, as well as content in core subject areas, social emotional learning, health and wellness, fine arts and more.
With schools closed due to COVID-19, KERA has curated educational content to keep teachers and parents informed, and to help children stay engaged at home. Programs will air Monday-Friday 6a-6p on KERA TV (Channel 13.1) or streamed at • At-Home Learning Toolkit.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recommends the following remote learning resources that can be accessed by parents and students at home. Many provide instructions on how to use them if schools are closed.
Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program, created in partnership with Greater Texas Foundation and Trellis Foundation, will support students across Texas public and private nonprofit higher education institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. Through block grants of $10,000-35,000, this program will expand existing emergency aid programs offered by Texas higher education institutions and complement the federal funds provided by the recently passed CARES Act by providing resources for capacity-building support of emergency aid programs or to fill gaps through direct emergency student aid. The goal is to support as many Texas post-secondary institutions (or institution-affiliated nonprofit organizations) affected by COVID-19 related disruptions as possible. To learn more or to apply as a Texas public or private nonprofit institution, please click the button below.
*The deadline to apply is Monday, May 11.