Hawthorne 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 in a special ceremony at the school on Tuesday,
September 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Now in its second year, the Cable ONE Cares program provides Chromebooks to
Title I schools in the markets it serves.
Cable ONE Senior Vice President and Chief Technology 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
Hawthorne Elementary School Principal Randy Stocking said the school plans to
use the Chromebooks at all grade levels to improve the students’ math, reading
and language arts skills.
“This technology will allow students to greatly improve their keyboarding and
communication skills as they prepare for high-stakes testing and college and
career readiness,” Stocking said.
Stocking said that the Chromebooks will also assist with fact fluency,
reading fluency and comprehension.
“In this day and age, almost every job or career utilizes computer skills -
whether it be writing reports or doing research,” Stocking said. “Many of our
students do not have access to this technology that is important for skill
development. Putting Chromebooks into their hands at this age enables our
students to acquire the experience needed to be academically successful at all
levels of education.”
Cable ONE General Manager Maury Lee said that Cable ONE is committed to
strengthening and improving the communities it serves, 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.”
For more information, call (602) 364-6372.
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