The digital divide in America remains a cause for concern with one-quarter of students lacking adequate home internet access, and it continues to stifle educational progress for too many children. That reality is about to shift for EBR high school students.
T-Mobile has awarded EBR Schools a $2 million grant to provide 11,500 new 4G LTE Chromebooks with Wi-Fi and hotspot upgrades, allowing our students to access internet-based education resources and platforms anywhere they are working. As school districts nationwide transition to digital learning platforms, education can have fewer physical limitations than ever. This enhanced access will ensure our students are a few clicks closer to success.
On Thursday, March 30, EBR Schools, in partnership with T-Mobile, will host a “Chromebook Celebration” to kick off the distribution of these new devices. The media event will be at 10 a.m. at Liberty Magnet High School. Superintendent Sito Narcisse, district IT leaders and T-Mobile experts will be available to demonstrate the innovative advancements and answer any questions about this program and its functions.
This program is another example of how EBRPSS continues to strategically align with business and community partners to combine resources for the successful outcomes of our students — in every school, every classroom, every day.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to welcoming you to this event.