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114 public schools to receive Apple ConnectED grants

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In June 2013, the Obama administration announced the ConnectED program, which would connect 99 percent of America’s students to next-generation broadband and high-speed wireless in their schools and libraries and modernize the E-rate program. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) supports this initiative because high-speed connectivity is vital for preparing students and communities for success in a competitive global economy.

Apple is helping address that challenge with its contributions through ConnectEd with equipment and, more importantly, professional development support.

NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network (TLN) was invited to be one of 15 national organizations to help direct contributions to the district applicants that showed the greatest need and that articulated a vision of how Apple’s support would make a difference.

Through TLN’s site visits and recognition programs, NSBA brought expertise to the table about essential elements of tech success.

“What Apple states well is that making a difference requires a commitment that goes far beyond products,” said Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology at NSBA.

“The company’s willingness to provide select ConnectED schools with an education team along with curriculum and infrastructure support reflects best practice in implementation.”

NSBA is thrilled that 114 public schools will receive Apple ConnectED grants.

According to Apple, “The schools that were selected are incredibly diverse in demographics, geography, grade, and size. We will be working with elementary, middle, and high schools located in urban, suburban, and rural schools alike, in 29 states. They range in size from 80 students to nearly 1,000 students. Ninety-two percent of the students are of Hispanic, African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Asian heritage.”

Learn more about Apple’s ConnectED commitment.

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