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Kajeet Will Provide Education Broadband™ Service and Dell Chromebooks as Part of Flint Community Schools’ New One-to-One Secondary Education Initiative
MCLEAN, Virginia—March 26, 2019—Kajeet®, the industry leader for safe, affordable K-12 mobile solutions, announces its partnership with Flint Community Schools (FCS) to provide its students wireless connectivity and new mobile devices. Located in Flint, Michigan, FCS is providing one thousand eighty Kajeet SmartSpot® devices, wireless Kajeet Education Broadband™ service, and the Dell Chromebook 3180 to their junior high students over the next year as they restructure their secondary education curriculum and launch a robust 1:1 program.
FCS is equipping their High Tech Junior High School seventh- and eighth-grade students with new technology as part of their program to prepare students for careers and college after high school.
“I want our students to be prepared and have access to a comprehensive STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] education,” said Derrick Lopez, superintendent of FCS.
The new curriculum offers different tracks to students based on their interest, all with the goal of readying students for work after high school or college. This new technology will complement the curriculum tracks to ensure students have the tools they need to enhance their skills, both inside and outside the classroom.
Kajeet has collaborated with Dell to provide the Kajeet SmartSpot devices, policy-managed and filtered Wi-Fi hotspots, with the Dell Chromebook 3180. The Chromebooks will be used in the classroom for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year, then go home with students in the 2019-2020 school year. The Kajeet SmartSpot devices will ensure students can connect their Chromebooks to safe, managed, and filtered Internet anywhere, anytime. Kajeet provides CIPA-compliant, educational Wi-Fi access to keep students focused on their schoolwork and secure while online.
“Kajeet is proud to help Flint Community Schools take on this impactful initiative to prepare their students for life after high school,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and Founder of Kajeet. “Access to state-of-the-art technology will help Flint students advance their digital skills, while educational Internet connectivity expands their learning beyond the classroom, preparing them for today’s workforce.”
“Access to technology – and the right technology for each unique task and each student’s unique learning style – combined with an engaged community, professional learning for teachers, and a streamlined school infrastructure will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and even bridge socioeconomic gaps,” said Bill Popp, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sales, Dell, US East. “Dell is focused on delivering technology that enables successful student outcomes.”
FCS received $423,600 in funding to invest in education technology for junior high students. This donation supports the revised junior high curriculum, which will begin in the 2019-2020 school year.
When we started Kajeet in 2003, we wanted kids to be agile with technology, to be empowered and safe, and we wanted to help them respond with confidence to what's happening in their world. Not incidentally, we want parents, educators and guardians to be involved too. Being part of the mobile world is not just fun, it’s a shared responsibility.