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Bye-bye Digital Divide?
1,000 U.City Students Have No Internet
Appleseed Focused On ImprovingBy Karla Scoon Reid
Internet Access for Struggling Families
National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, 2013, highlighted a new partnership that aims to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access, computers, and training to enable parents to communicate more effectively with their children's teachers and schools.
Project Appleseed, the St. Louis-based nonprofit and founder of National Parental Involvement Day, has joined forces with Connect2Compete, a partnership of IT companies and nonprofits that connect low-income Americans to the Internet. Connect2Compete is a nonprofit organization supported by Comcast, Cox, Freedom Pop, Arrow Electronics and CDI Computer Dealers. It receives financial support from the Knight Foundation, Carlos Slim Foundation, the Wasserman Foundation, Citi, and Microsoft. Read more about Connect2Compete in Education Week here. Click image or click here for free or discounted Internet access.
A New U. City Institution, ITEF
Walker moves ed foundation to U. City
$1.5 million and 200 plus grants since 2006
November, 2013, - Project Appleseed president, Kevin Walker, has always said he loves University City and now he's proving it. Walker has been a member of the board of the Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) since Gov. Jay Nixon appointed him in 2001 when was attorney general. Walker recommended to the foundation's board that U. City was the ideal location for a headquarters and he relocated the foundation to a new office at 7201 Delmar Blvd., Ste 202, in University City. ITEF has made 260 grants totaling $1.5 million to St. Louis area schools since 2006. Walker says the foundation plans millions more in grants to area schools in the coming years. ITEF is an FCC license holder of four Educational Broadband channels in St. Louis, Missouri. The foundation is partnering with educators in the St. Louis region to bring innovative learning into the classroom through the integration of technology. The foundation is building strategic partnerships with other philanthropic, educational and technological organizations to enhance and reform schools in the St. Louis region. More...
Beth Bender joins ITEF's board
St. Louis, MO, – Clearwire, a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services, has teamed up with the ITEF to bring CLEAR 4G devices and service to St. Louis Public Schools, namely to Gateway STEM High School. Students of the EMT-B Program at Gateway now have access to mobile broadband, which allows them to stay connected in the classroom and in the field. Gateway principal and former UCHS principal, Dr. Beth Bender, just finished her first year on ITEF's board of directors.
U. City Parents Only!
by Elliott Shostak, principal of Jackson Park Elementary
Project Appleseed provides more resources for parents who want to be involved in their children's schools . From volunteering to home life to communication, you will find valuable information in all areas here at Project Appleseed, the national campaign for public school improvement.
AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT, I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community's children achieve a truly independent future. My declaration of responsibility and commitment to my public schools is stated in these five self-evident truths as spoken by President Woodrow Wilson.... more
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