Apple donates iPads for students in southwest Idaho schools
WILDER, Idaho (AP) — Students and educators in Wilder will now be working with iPads, as Apple donated the machines to schools in the city.
The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1oo7gpf ) that Wilder is one of 114 low-income schools in 29 states where Apple has provided technology for students who wouldn't otherwise have access to such devices. Students and educators celebrated Wednesday as iPads were given to every student and teacher in the city.
Qualifying districts have a low-income student population of at least 96 percent. Wilder is the only district in Idaho to receive an Apple grant.
Wilder Middle/High School Principal Tim Jensen says an estimated 85 percent of households in Wilder don't have Internet connectivity. Through a partnership with Sprint, many of those homes will get free connectivity over three years.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com
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