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Donation Brings Chromebooks To Kindergarten Classrooms

Posted at 5:49 PM, May 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– When school starts back up this fall at William Wells Brown Elementary, kindergarten students will have some new technology in the classrooms.

The school is able to buy 10 new Chromebooks because of multiple donations, including $2,000 from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

“We wanted to make sure that we are giving back to the community through our education foundation. We serve high school students, middle school students, and this is a way to reach out to the elementary schools,” said Kenneth Jones, the Director of Educational Activites for Alpha Phi Alpha.

The 1st-5th grade classrooms already had their own Chromebooks, but the school’s principal said they wanted to make sure kids new to the school can keep up.

“We want to get them that exposure as soon as possible, so this way as soon as they come in at kindergarten, they’ll go ahead and start getting used to the technology and we’ll see that progress up through the grade levels,” said Principal Jay Jones.

School officials also say that there is an easier learning curve with Chromebooks compared to a desktop computer and mouse since younger generations are more used to touch screens.