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South Hills High School Awarded COVID Relief Grant

Fort Worth ISD’s South Hills High School has been awarded a $3,750 technology grant that will help students and teachers stay connected despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the upcoming school year.

The pandemic revealed “gross inequities” in the resources low-income students draw on, including access to meals, access to technology and reliable internet, and access to the socio-emotional support offered by schools, said Assistant Principal Amanda Bradley. 

“We need to make sure our educators have the tools they need to make the online platform engaging and rigorous,” she said.

The school plans to use the funds to purchase headsets, microphones, and tablets to ensure teachers and students can easily collaborate when the school opens online on September 8. 

 

The grant was awarded by the POWER Foundation, the nonprofit arm of consulting engineering firm POWER Engineers. Incorporated, which has an office in Fort Worth. The foundation was formed in 2013 to formalize the company’s commitment to STEAM education. The board of directors found many schools were struggling with distance learning due to the pandemic and approved a special $150,000 initiative to help underfunded schools meet these unexpected challenges.

 

 

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