Queens lawmaker introduces legislation to close homework gap, ensure students continue to receive internet access after pandemic


Nearly 18 months after the COVID-19 pandemic shone a bright light on the far-reaching reality of the homework gap and more than 12 million students in the United States were unable to access remote learning, a Queens lawmaker is introducing new legislation to ensure that students will continue to receive internet access following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng along with Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and an additional 15 senators and 25 House members introduced The Securing Universal Communications Connectivity to Ensure Students Succeed (SUCCESS) Act, on Thursday, July 22.