IDEA Public Schools to Provide Technology to All Students
Texas/Louisiana (June 29, 2020) – As schools continue to evolve to meet the challenges created by COVID-19, IDEA Public Schools is strengthening its commitment to support students on the path to and through college by providing personal technology devices, including computers or tablets, to all scholars enrolled at IDEA.
By providing each scholar with a personal technology option, IDEA Public School is reaffirming its commitment to academic rigor for all children to support their success to and through college.
“Every IDEA scholar will be better prepared for college through the integration of one-to-one technology across our academic programs,” says Dolores Gonzalez, Chief Program Officer for IDEA Public Schools. “We are committed to ensuring that our personalized technology program does not mean simply giving scholars a device, but rather ensuring continuity of rigorous learning opportunities despite the uncertainty of our current environment.”
One-to-one personal technology creates opportunities to meet the needs of every student with an intentional focus on structure and rigor to keep all scholars on track regardless of where the learning itself is taking place. Technology allows for uninterrupted learning, regardless of possible restrictions placed on in-person schooling.
The program also allows schools to extend the learning window, create new opportunities and learning models for students, and boost the home to school connection.
“One to one will ensure our scholars develop strong technology literacy and increase the volume of reading and writing while fostering student agency and accountability for learning,” says Gonzalez.
For more information please visit IDEA’s Back to School webpage at www.ideapublicschools.org/back2school2020.
About IDEA Public Schools
This year, IDEA Public Schools celebrates 20 years of impact for students, families, staff and communities. Over the past 20 years, IDEA has grown to a family of 96 tuition-free public schools that serve more than 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life.