MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As technology begins to take on a greater role in education, the St. Paul School District is trying to make it accessible to all students with a new grant.
Comcast announced Tuesday that it gave $50,000 to nonprofit community organizations in St. Paul to create, “Internet Essential Learning Zones.”
The program provides low-cost Internet and the option to buy an Internet-ready computer for under $150. Educators hope to see the program expand.
“I hope it will lead the way across the state for other cable providers to be able to learn from these wonderful partnerships to be able to deliver that internet access. Because if kids can’t Google it, then they can’t learn it,” said Minnesota education commissioner Brenda Cassellius.
Additionally, families in St. Paul eligible for the program — who are not currently Comcast customers — can receive six months of complimentary Internet services if they apply for the program by March 18.
For more information, call 1-855-846-8376 or visit Internet Essentials online.