NewWave Communications Chromebook Donation Bridges Technology Gap for Masterson Elementary School Students

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 10, 2018 – Kennett, MO – Students at Masterson Elementary School will be equipped with new Chromebooks this fall as the result of a NewWave Communications initiative designed to improve student access to technology in schools. NewWave will present the Chromebooks during a special event at the school on Tuesday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m.

The NewWave Cares program provides Chromebooks to Title I schools in the markets it serves.

Senior Vice President of Technology Services Ken Johnson said that access to technology in schools is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, and that donating Chromebooks to Title I schools will help bridge the digital divide in schools that lack funding.

“While many school systems are taking big steps and working to give every student and every teacher access to the technology and tools they need to learn, not all schools have access to funding to support this effort,” Johnson said. “Because we believe so strongly in improving education through the use of technology, we want to do our part to support the communities we serve.”

Masterson Elementary School Principal Laurie McAtee said the donated Cable ONE Chromebooks will help the school move closer to one-to-one, as well as personalized learning.

“Integrating technology within our curriculum is important at all grade levels,” McAtee said. “Getting a device in children’s hands at this level and getting them acclimated and comfortable will help them as they move onto the upper grades. These Chromebooks from NewWave Communications will help to facilitate that learning.”

NewWave’s Kennett General Manager Reid Morgan said that NewWave Communications is committed to strengthening and improving the Kennett community, not only through its products and services, but through support of the local community.

“Our NewWave Communications associates are passionate about giving back to the community where they live and work,” Morgan said. “We know that improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our community for the long term.”

For more information, call (602) 364-6372.

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