1,300 college students obtain free web

The Division of Schooling, working with contractor IT&E, up to now has issued and activiated about 1,300 transportable web units to college students in the course of the first two weeks of distribution.

College students whose households take part in welfare or housing help packages, or who’ve a incapacity, are eligible to obtain the free units, which offer as much as 50GB of knowledge service per 30 days.

IT&E was chosen to supply units and web service for the “Offering Entry to Houses” program, which makes use of federal pandemic funding to increase the flexibility of scholars in private and non-private faculties to study on-line. The governor’s workplace is paying for this system, utilizing about $8 million of its discretionary federal reduction funding for schooling.

Tasha Perez, center, chats with Inalåhan Middle School Librarian Liza Castro, rght, and Administrative Officer Jay Chargualaf, during her visit to pick up IBM Thinkpad laptops at the southern campus  Sept. 30, 2020. The computers were intended to be used by her sixth- and seventh-grade children for online learning. The Guam Department of Education has currently suspended traditional face-to-face learning at island public schools, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The department has turned to teaching students through the regular distribution of hard copy learning resource materials or lessons being shared through virtual classrooms with their teachers online.

DOE subsequent college yr will provide solely two studying choices – on-line, and face-to-face instruction – eliminating the hard-copy choice. DOE since final fall has been distributing free laptops to college students who want one for on-line studying. It additionally opened group studying facilities in a number of villages so college students can have entry to web providers. 

The PATH contract requires IT&E to supply at the least 4,000 units, in accordance with the corporate. Distribution began the second week of April.

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