Ector Middle 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 in a special event at the school on Monday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Now in its third 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."
Ector Middle School Principal Kendra Herrera said the Cable ONE Chromebook donation will allow teachers to introduce this technology to the students and train them on how to be quality 21st century learners.
"These Chromebooks will allow us to provide opportunities for our students to engage in technology use and learn how to use technology to its fullest potential in order to increase their chances of success," Herrera said.
Cable ONE General Manager Kenny Walker 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," Walker said. "We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our community for the long term."
For more information, call (602) 364-6372.
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