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SBCSC gets new technology

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Community Schools Corporation received a grant for hundreds of new devices for students who don’t have home internet.

The “Sprint One Million Project” issued the grant.

The data and phone company is helping one million students nationwide who don’t have access to reliable internet.

Five hundred devices will be given to South Bend schools for four years starting next year for high school students.

The superintendent says this is an amazing project because it ensures students won’t be left behind.

SBCSC Superintendent Dr. Ken Spells says, “We’ll be able to put 500 devices with this grant in the hands of high school students and what that will do, that will help us close the accessibility gap, technology wise, for some of our students. It’s very important to us to provide opportunities for our under-served students and this grant will help us do that.”

For the last seven months more than 7,000 other new devices were donated to the district for student use.

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