HPS Receives Donation of Devices for Online Learning

HPS Receives Donation of Devices for Online Learning

Chief Officer of Family and Community Partnerships Nuchette Black-Burke (far left) and Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez (second from left) stand with members of the WeLoveU Foundation and 100 learning devices for our students, at Hartford City Hall.

On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Burr Mall near City Hall in downtown Hartford, Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez joined Senator Richard Blumenthal, representatives from the International WeLoveYou Foundation, and HPS Chief of Family and Community Partnerships Chief Nuchette Black-Burke for a special event. HPS received a donation of 120 devices from WeLoveYou as part of their efforts to bridge the “homework gap” and support students learning online during the pandemic.

The donation included 50 webcams, 40 Chromebooks, and 30 desktop computers. The webcams will be used by HPS teachers to support the delivery of online instruction and the desktop computers – which will be located in the library at Hartford Public High School — will facilitate student completion of online coursework. Due to HPS efforts and partnerships, to date, 95% of HPS student have one-to-one access to a device for online learning.

“We are still diligently working to ensure that all students have a device,” said Dr. Torres-Rodriguez in her remarks.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (left) joins Chief Officer Black-Burke (center,) of Hartford Public Schools and members of the WeLoveU Foundation  in addressing the Homework Gap.

HPS is grateful for the continued partnership and support of Senator Blumenthal and WeLoveYou’s team in addressing the inequities in access to the digital resources students need to learn. To the Foundation, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez said, “We love you back. Let this partnership continue to support our students and our outcomes.”

Watch the event below.


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