A McKnight Middle School student practicing guitar during in-home learning. Courtesy photo/Renton School District.

A McKnight Middle School student practicing guitar during in-home learning. Courtesy photo/Renton School District.

Donation brings more internet to Renton students

A $100,000 donation from Amazon will support students as they continue learning from home

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 1:34pm
  • Life

Amazon is donating $100,000 to help ensure more Renton School District students have access to internet connectivity to continue their education at home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon’s donation will help Renton School District reach their goal of providing more students with internet access while at home so they can participate in continuous learning activities and lessons that require online access, according to a release from the district.

The district will prioritize distribution of WiFi devices to students whose families do not have internet connection at home.

“Amazon’s gift is generous and timely as we continue to work to remove barriers to meaningful at-home learning for all students,” Superintendent Dr. Damien Pattenaude stated.

The donation works to support Renton School District’s mission to reduce absenteeism and provide all students equal opportunities to be successful, according to the press release, and furthering Renton schools’ efforts to encourage students to maintain a strong education mindset, which includes striving to learn every day.

Through All In Washington’s Digital Equity Initiative, the donation supports students furthest from educational justice in accessing the technology, technical support and additional learning resources required to continue to learn during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation was a founding donor of the Digital Equity Initiative, giving an initial donation of $120,000 to the fund.




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