Grant buys iPads for Carrington schoolsCarrington School District received a $10,000 grant to purchase a set of 25 iPads and iPad applications. The iPads will be used in high school math and science courses.
Carrington School District received a $10,000 grant to purchase a set of 25 iPads and iPad applications. The iPads will be used in high school math and science courses.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provided the funds. It gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a public school district in their community to compete for a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance education in the areas of math and/or science. More than 1,000 nominated school districts submitted applications. The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million into rural education through this program.
“We are now able to give our students an educational tool they previously did not have access to,” said Brian Duchscherer, Carrington Public Schools District superintendent. “We plan to use the iPad applications to enhance our current math and science lessons. Our students will become better engaged and we will be able to better address the different ways they learn, all thanks to this technology upgrade.”
After being nominated by local farmers, school districts completed an online application, and finalists were chosen by math and science teachers from ineligible school districts. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a group of 26 prominent farmers from across the country, then reviewed the finalists’ applications and selected the winners.
“We cannot thank our nominating farmers enough,” Duchscherer said. “Monsanto’s generosity has enriched our math and science courses and brought new depth to our curriculum.”
Carrington School district was presented with the $10,000 grant during a presentation at Carrington High School on Oct. 22.