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  • Williamsburg Preparatory High School
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At the end of each school year, my school is able to use carefully-budgeted funds to build capacity – most notably through purchasing new technology for the next semester. When the pandemic hit, that end-of-year nest egg was the first to disappear; we have been told to expect to open in September with little more than the lights on. Whether classes meet in person, online, or some combination of the two, we know that laptops will be a vital tool for students to engage in academic pursuits safely and consistently. With so many of my students facing illness and the loss of family members, job and wage loss, and immense cuts to city and State public schools, my kids desperately need greater access to technology in order to overcome these obstacles and provide them with a fighting chance to achieve their true potential and dreams, so that they can truly have a future that is brighter than their past. My students exemplify resilience and strength and deserve a fighting chance with equal access to a meaningful education, pandemic or not. This project will help my high school students continue to work virtually on their assignments. We may be entering a new school year remotely for the first time, but whether virtual or in person, I hope to consistently work with technology to make any transition between remote and in-person courses seamless. I am committed to helping my students develop computer literacy and proficiency in order to develop dynamic, college-ready learners at every level.

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At the end of each school year, my school is able to use carefully-budgeted funds to build capacity – most notably through purchasing new technology for the next semester. When the pandemic hit, that end-of-year nest egg was the first to disappear; we have been told to expect to open in September with little more than the lights on. Whether classes meet in person, online, or some combination of the two, we know that laptops will be a vital tool for students to engage in academic pursuits safely and consistently. With so many of my students facing illness and the loss of family members, job and wage loss, and immense cuts to city and State public schools, my kids desperately need greater access to technology in order to overcome these obstacles and provide them with a fighting chance to achieve their true potential and dreams, so that they can truly have a future that is brighter than their past. My students exemplify resilience and strength and deserve a fighting chance with equal access to a meaningful education, pandemic or not. This project will help my high school students continue to work virtually on their assignments. We may be entering a new school year remotely for the first time, but whether virtual or in person, I hope to consistently work with technology to make any transition between remote and in-person courses seamless. I am committed to helping my students develop computer literacy and proficiency in order to develop dynamic, college-ready learners at every level.

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