WASHINGTON D.C. Â – Today, Congressman Juan Vargas commended Apple, Inc. for its selection of Pine Elementary School in Holtville and Rockwood Elementary School in Calexico, for a grant through President Obamaâ€™s ConnectED initiative designed to promote the use of technology in schools.
â€œI am very pleased that Apple has chosen two of our Imperial Valley schools for this technology grant through ConnectED,â€ said Vargas. â€œThis funding will deliver the necessary tools and support to empower our children as they learn the skills needed to compete in our global economy.â€
ConnectED is an initiative designed by the federal government, in partnership with many private companies like Apple, to provide technology grants to K-12 teachers and students. Within the next few years, 144 schools throughout 29 states will receive grants totaling over $100 million. Each school will receive; an iPad for each student, an iPad and MacBook for all teachers and administrators, and an Apple TV for each classroom.