Congressman Tim Ryan Praises Apple’s Investment at the Chaney Campus

Nov 12, 2014 Issues: Economy

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced that Youngstown Chaney STEM/VPN Campus has been selected to receive a grant from Apple that will provide: every student, teacher and administrator with an iPad; every teacher and administrator with an iMac computer; every classroom with an Apple TV; Apple software to support creativity and productivity; and access to a dedicated Apple team to provide ongoing professional development and support.

“I am happy that students at the Chaney Campus will have the resources they need to receive an individualized education and access to ever evolving digital content,” said Congressman Ryan. “This will give teachers and administrators the ability to be at the cutting edge of technology and bring their classrooms into the 21st century. As the Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh TechBelt expands, our students should be able to compete for these jobs, and use these technologies in any given profession. This grant will help ensure they have access today to the real world technologies they will need tomorrow.”

Chaney STEM/VPA is one of 114 schools to receive grants totaling $100 million over the next few years. Of these schools, 96 percent of students are eligible for participation in free or reduced-price lunch programs. The schools range in size from 80 students to nearly 1,000 students. Ninety-two percent of the students from Apple partner schools are of Hispanic, Black, Native America, Alaskan Native, or Asian heritage.

Through this program, Apple is joining the President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, which was designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content.