Thursday, June 16, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: San Diego Unified sending more than 13,000 computers home with students next year

Media Advisory
June 16, 2016
Contact: Linda Zintz, 619-847-6637
Day of: Tara McNamara, 209-233-1565
San Diego Unified sending more than 13,000 computers home with students next year
Superintendent Cindy Marten to make announcement on first #FollowFriday
WHAT:  Hosting the first of its occasional #FollowFriday Technology Days, School Board President Mike McQuary and Trustee Kevin Beiser will join San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and Chief Innovation Officer Dan Stoneman to announce more than 13,000 students will get computers to take home for learning outside of the classroom next fall. They will make the announcement at Salk Elementary where the first class of kindergarteners completed their school year learning on computers at home and in the classroom.
WHEN: Friday, June 17
        10:30-11 a.m.
WHERE: Salk Elementary, Room 700
        7825 Flanders Drive, SD (92126)
VISUALS: Class of kindergarteners using the computers they used at home and in the classroom throughout the year.
INTERVIEWS: Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Dr. Michael McQuary, Board of Education Trustee Kevin Beiser, Chief Innovation Office Dan Stoneman, Principal Deidre Hardson, Teacher Jolene Cook
BACKGROUND: The take home computer program is being expanded within San Diego Unified following a pilot program at Salk and other schools. More than 40 schools in communities across the San Diego Unified School District will begin giving children computers to take home with them in the fall. Funding for the program was announced by Superintendent Marten as part of her 2016-17 school budget released this week and expected to be voted on June 28.
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Linda Zintz
Communications Director
l619-725-5578 office
6619-847-6637 mobile