HP Launches Digital Learning Partnerships
HP is starting Turn to Learn, a new program that will deliver educational content curated from leading scientific, publishing and media companies to support teachers and students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is partnering with TIME for Kids, Britannica and NASA on the program, which will focus on providing critical resources to Title I school districts and underserved students across the United States.
In addition to this, HP also announced a series of school district donations, partnerships and new blended learning programs globally to respond to COVID-19. The new programs underscore the company's goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025 through global educational programs, equipment donations and on-demand learning tech.
“A student’s right to education should not be contingent on where they live or their family’s income. We must find creative new ways for teachers and students to connect from a distance, because while this pandemic is creating hardship for so many around the world right now, we cannot afford to let it hold back the generation that will shape our future,” said Enrique Lores, HP President and CEO.
HP and leading partners are turning to immediate action to close the homework and digital access gap. TIME for Kids has launched a free digital library to bring the trusted in-classroom publication to homes for the first time and to provide free and global access to issues of TIME for Kids and other news literacy resources for the remainder of the school year. While free digital content remains incredibly useful, it eludes those affected by the “homework gap”, meaning, students lacking the connectivity or device access to complete schoolwork at home. This gap in access is particularly critical for the youngest learners, grades K-3, when their foundational learning and fundamental skills are just being established. Bridging this gapis the primary objective of this collaboration.