Assembly Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Access to Internet for Distance Learning

For immediate release:

Statewide and Local Education Leaders to Testify


(Sacramento) - The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), will be holding a joint informational hearing with the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance titled “New Reality: Students’ Access to the Internet for Distance Learning.”


Panelists will examine the digital divide, its impact on students and educators, and discuss industry and local initiatives to promote accessibility and connectivity for students.



Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond

California State Association of Counties Executive Board Member Luis Alejo

Representatives from school districts and education organizations



Wednesday, October  14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



California State Capitol, Room 437



The public will be able to testify by phone.