First and second graders at Ammon Elementary School will be equipped with new Chromebooks this fall as the result of a Cable ONE initiative designed to improve student access to technology in schools. Cable ONE will present the Chromebooks during a special event at the school on Wednesday, September 20 at 10 a.m.
Now in its fourth year, the Cable ONE Cares program provides Chromebooks to Title I schools in the markets it serves.
Cable ONE Senior Vice President and Chief Network Officer Steve Fox said that access to technology in schools is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, and that donating Chromebooks to Title I schools will help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.
"While many school systems are taking big steps and working to give every student and every teacher access to the technology and tools they need to learn, not all schools have access to funding to support this effort," Fox said. "Because we believe so strongly in improving education through the use of technology, we want to do our part to support the communities where we live and work."
Ammon Elementary School Principal John Murdoch said that the school plans to use the Cable ONE Chromebooks to provide reading and math intervention for first and second grade students.
"Students love working with technology," Murdoch said. "I expect students to be more engaged for longer periods of time in their lessons that involve the Chromebooks. The Chromebooks will also have a direct impact on skills that they use to further their learning and education. A direct result will be improved test scores and increasing numbers of students who meet grade level goals."
Cable ONE General Manager Maury Lee said that Cable ONE is committed to strengthening and improving the communities they serve, not only through its products and services, but through support of the local community.
"Our Cable ONE associates are passionate about giving back to the community where they live and work," Lee said. "We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our community for the long term."
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