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Consolidated Communications awards grant to John Adams Academy English language learners program

The company’s educational grant program providing technology to support the school’s English Language Learners program  

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Oct. 9, 2023 – John Adams Academy was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support its English Language Learners program from Consolidated Communication’s Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program. The program directs support to K-12 schools within the company’s service area in support of innovative, technology-focused learning programs that advance creative student learning, develop 21st century skills and promote critical thinking. 

Grant funding will support the EL program at John Adams Academy, specifically to provide translation technology to allow teachers to communicate with students who do not speak the same language.  

“We are grateful to Consolidated Communications for helping to fund this incredible opportunity for our scholars,” states, John Adams Academy Executive Director, Joseph Benson. “The utilization of these resources will have an immediate and direct impact on the lives of young learners. These devices will help English learners to access our model of education that focuses on primary sources to develop servant leaders.” 
 
With the support of grant funding, students and teachers will be provided with translator earbuds, which translate verbally and in writing what a teacher says and the student replies. While the student hears the lesson in their language of choice, it also dictates what the teacher is speaking as text onto the student’s Chromebook in both English and the student's specified language. All that is needed is a WiFi or other reliable internet connection to be able to use the translation technology, which allows all students to take part in class discussions and be an active member of the classroom. 

“Consolidated Communications is proud to support such an enriching program for local students at John Adams Academy, utilizing technological solutions to break down barriers to education,” said Ron Fischer, senior director of operations for Consolidated. “Just as we invest in our local broadband networks, our Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program is another investment in the youth in our communities. We are committed to making our communities stronger through support of education programs like this, which help students learn, grow and thrive.”

About John Adams Academies, Inc. 
John Adams Academy operates tuition-free, TK-12 American Classical Education™ charter schools.  John Adams Academy currently has three California locations: El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, and Roseville as well as a robust online program. Through their unique American Classical Leadership Education® model, John Adams Academy is preparing future leaders and statesmen through principle-based education centered in classics and great mentors.  Scholars enjoy a classical liberal arts curriculum encompassing history, English, math, visual and performing arts, laboratory science, foreign language, physical education, and college preparatory electives. 

All campuses are accredited by Cognia, a global, nonprofit improvement organization dedicated to helping institutions and other education providers grow learners, teachers, and leaders. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, and professional services within a framework of continuous improvement to over 36,000 public and private institutions from early learning through high school in more than 90 countries.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is dedicated to moving people, businesses and communities forward by delivering the most reliable fiber communications solutions. Consumers, businesses and wireless and wireline carriers depend on Consolidated for a wide range of high-speed internet, data, phone, security, cloud and wholesale carrier solutions. With a network spanning more than 57,500 fiber route miles, Consolidated is a top 10 U.S. fiber provider, turning technology into solutions that are backed by exceptional customer support. Learn more at consolidated.com. Connect with us on social media.
 

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