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Half of Oakland students lack access to computers. Jack Dorsey is stepping in

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Twitter CEO’s $10m pledge will immediately help ‘put a device in the hand of every single kid’ in Oakland’s public schools

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, has announced that he will donate $10m toward computers and internet access for public schools in Oakland, a city where half of students lack reliable access to either.

Dorsey dropped the news after Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted a video of one those 25,000 students without access to the internet or a computer. “Every student deserves the ability to learn from home,” wrote Schaaf.

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