(Sacramento, CA) — California is promising to help school districts across the state as they begin another semester of distance learning. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said California will provide extra resources for computers and technology. The state has set aside five-billion for purposes that relate to distance learning. He said he’s contacted roughly 100 companies, asking them to help contribute money and more computers to bridge the digital divide. Thurmond also promised more help for students in special education programs.