Kajeet® Announces Homework Gap Grant Winners, Expanding Grant from Three to Five Awardees

This grant offers an opportunity for us to pilot providing after-school Internet access.

Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, announces the winners of its first-ever Homework Gap Grant. Due to the overwhelming number of responses and the burgeoning need, Kajeet expanded the awardees from three to five. The winners are: School District of the Menomonie Area, Stanfield Elementary School District 24, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Warsaw Community Schools, and Webutuck Central School District. The Kajeet Homework Gap Grant is designed to help schools and districts pilot a Kajeet Education Broadband™ filtered Internet program in order to provide students Internet outside the classroom.

Winners span the nation, from Arizona to New York. Each offered an inspiring story about how Kajeet can help their students succeed. Schools will experience the full Kajeet customer-first service, with Kajeet working with the schools all year long to assist and track student success. Of the five winners, one will pilot the Kajeet SmartBus™ solution, and four will provide Kajeet SmartSpot® (Wi-Fi hotspot) devices to their students.

Students of Stanfield Elementary School District 24 have the longest bus route in the entire state of Arizona, and possibly the whole country. With 100 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-cost lunch, Stanfield will make the most of students’ time by providing access on their hour-plus bus rides with the Kajeet SmartBus solution. “I’m excited that our students are going to have an opportunity to use digital remediation programs that we now have in place,” said Kimberly Christie, math specialist, Stanfield. “They were unable to do so before because they lacked Internet access.”

The School District of the Menomonie Area in Wisconsin piloted a 1:1 program in the classroom, and this year is expanding the program to grades 6-12. In order to focus more on the learning advantages, not just the technology, they branded their 1:1 program as the 1:1 M-Powered Learning Initiative. “This grant offers an opportunity for us to pilot providing after-school Internet access,” said Katie Krueger, director of technology services, Menomonie. “The…

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