Students at Lamar Elementary School in Pampa, TX; Ammon Elementary School in Ammon, ID; and Gaston Point Elementary School in Gulfport, MS now have access to new Chromebooks this school year as the result of a Cable ONE initiative designed to improve student access to technology in Title I schools.
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. This will also have a direct impact on skills that they learn and 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.”
Over the past four years, Cable ONE has donated 650 Chromebooks to 13 school in the markets we serve.