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St.Jarlath nets technology grant from KQED, PBS

A $10,000 grant was a boost for St. Jarlath School.
Alain mclaughlin/Courtesy of KQED

Eight new iPads and six new Macbook Air laptops are now in service at St. Jarlath School in Oakland, thanks to KQED, PBS LearningMedia — and the luck of the draw.

A contest entry submitted by middle school science and religion teacher Shannon Jordan was randomly selected from more than 18,000 entries in a nationwide PBS LearningMedia campaign called "Get Your Tech On," which was aimed at helping educators build their digital classrooms.

The grand prize was $10,000 in digital technology for use in the school.

"This grant was a tremendous gift to the school," said Rodney Pierre-Antoine, principal of St. Jarlath School. "The additional eight iPads gives us a class set of iPads. The added devices were a welcomed sight, with so much of our curriculum being accessed electronically."

The new Macbook Air laptops were given to the teachers, Pierre-Antoine said. "The computers they had been using were added to our mobile laptop cart for the students."

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