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Arthur Schools Receive Grant From Consolidated Communications for Response Card Keypads

August 24, 2012 - A grant from Consolidated Communications’ Earning for Learning (EFL) Program will give students in Arthur schools the use of Response Card keypads. The district received a grant for $1,300 to purchase 24 “clickers,” which are small electronic devices designed for interactive participation.

Teacher Dee Honn submitted the grant and said the equipment will be used in the grade school and high school math and science classes. “Clickers” are becoming increasingly popular in schools and allow teachers to receive immediate responses from students to decide whether to review a concept again or move on to a new one.

“These instant response clickers allow a teacher to assess the understanding of a concept immediately,” said Honn. “The Arthur School District is very thankful for Consolidated Communications’ generous donation so our teachers can teach more effectively.”

“We’re pleased we were able to help fund this new technology for Arthur Grade School through our Earning for Learning grant,” said Laura ZuHone, of Consolidated Communications. “Our EFL grants are designed to support education in the communities we serve, and this contribution will help the school bring new technology into the classroom.”

Since 1993, Consolidated Communications’ EFL program has donated more than $3 million to local schools to use for teacher grants, computer and software purchase and other items and projects not included in typical school budgets. Participating schools are invited to submit a grant application to request funds for a specific financial need. Grants are approved based on the description of need and funds available at the time of the request.

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