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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students
Posted by Jonathan Gallup at 09:10:28 PM Tue 12/11/2012
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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students

3M Partnered with Digital Wish to Help Bring Tablets into the Classroom

ST. PAUL, MINN. (December 10, 2012) Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better. All of the new tablets will be outfitted with a 3MTM Screen Protector so that they can stay protected no matter where these new lessons take them.

“As a fourth grade math teacher, I understand the future demand for students to be technologically literate, but our 96% free and reduced lunch population does not have the ready access to every day technology as much as other schools in our parish,” said Powers, “Receiving these new tablets for our school will assist us in creating authentic learning opportunities that will provide exponential growth for our students.” 
To help make tablets more accessible for schools on a tight budget, 3M, the maker of 3M Screen Protectors, partnered with Digital Wish, a non-profit organization that works to outfit classrooms with the latest technology, in the Screens for Schools grants program.

“We are excited to be partnering with Digital Wish on this great program to help teachers and students receive new tablets to enhance the educational experience,” says Nicola Stevens, Business Director, 3M Specialty Displays and Projection. “We’re excited to see the students of Central Park Elementary School continue to succeed with their new tablets.”

According to Heather Chirtea, Executive Director of Digital Wish, “We know how important technology is to a student’s growth and we’re really grateful to 3MTM Screen Protectors for the opportunity to give these new tablets to Central Park Elementary to help enhance their classrooms and future opportunities for their students.” 

Get full details on the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and read the winning entry here.  For additional information on 3MTM Screen Protectors, visit www.3Mscreens.com and follow @3Mscreens on Twitter and Facebook at www.facebook.com/3MScreens.

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Heather Chirtea, [email protected]
Digital Wish
(802) 375-6721
PO Box 1072, Manchester Center, VT 05255


About Digital Wish
Digital Wish brings technology to American classrooms in order to prepare students to thrive in the global economy. At www.digitalwish.org, teachers make technology wishes, and donors make those wishes come true with contributions, bringing technology to needy classrooms in all 50 states. Since August 2009, Digital Wish has granted over 29,000 classroom technology wishes through its online network of over 60,000 teachers, and delivered over $12 million in technology products to American classrooms directly impacting over 500,000 students. Read our research.

Digital Wish Media Contact:
Jennifer Miller, [email protected]
Digital Wish
PO Box 255
Milton, DE 19968

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