HISD website crashes as 214,000 students head back to school

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The website for the largest school district in the state crashed Tuesday, hours after classes began for thousands of students.Houston ISD’s website didn’t load for users as information technology sites reported the site crashed around 8 a.m.A look at IsItDownRightNow? showed the Houston ISD website server to be down for about an hour.Ahead of the first day of online instruction, not all students had access to the technology needed to learn from home.HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan had outlined how the district planned to equip nearly 214,000 students with appropriate technology to not fall behind this academic year.”If a particular school still needs 500 devices, and we only have 100 we can deploy, that school is being opened as a learning center,” said Lathan. “Those students that are showing in the system that still do not have a device will be [invited] to attend the learning center until their device arrives.”READ MORE: HISD opening 36 campuses as digital learning centers for students in need Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.

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