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THREE I CAN SCHOOLS CAMPUSES RECEIVE MAJOR TECHNOLOGY GRANTS
CLEVELAND, OH (OCTOBER 21, 2013)— Three new charter school campuses will be on the cutting edge of educational technology this year, thanks to the Ohio Council of Community Schools.
I CAN SCHOOLS campuses in Akron, Canton, and Maple Heights have been selected by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) to receive the competitive New School Technology Grant. Akron Preparatory School (AKP), Canton College Preparatory School (CAP), and Ohio College Preparatory School (OCP) will each receive $20,000 toward technology assets like SMART Boards, foreign language curriculum, ELMO projectors, and iPads for their K-8 scholars.
To apply for the New School Technology Grant, each school was required to provide a description of their desired technology program, their capacity to implement such a program, the school’s methods for evaluating the program’s success, and a budget outlining what the grant money would be used toward. Each I CAN SCHOOLS campus that applied scored highly on this 100-point scale.
AKP, CAP, and OCP are all located in high-poverty areas. This reality makes the reception of these grants particularly meaningful, as they provide students with technology that they would be less likely to have access to outside of the classroom than their private school counterparts.
“In order to compete with private schools and suburban schools, scholars must have access to advanced 21st century technology,” explains Linda Peavy, who wrote the technology grant applications. “The OCCS technology grant will offer resources that will prepare scholars for a project-based learning and technologically advanced environment in high school and college.”
I CAN SCHOOLS performance statistics include:
• After three years of attending I CAN SCHOOLS programs, 100% of the students are performing at or above grade level.
• 100% of I CAN SCHOOLS eighth grade graduates have entered a college preparatory high school.
• I CAN SCHOOLS students outperform their peers in public school districts on achievement tests.
About I CAN SCHOOLS
I CAN SCHOOLS is a non-profit charter school management organization created by passionate, successful educators and teachers. The mission of I CAN SCHOOLS is to prepare students for a college preparatory high school that ensures acceptance and graduation from a four year college and/or university. I CAN SCHOOLS is dedicated to providing all students with an education that supersedes standards of excellence.