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Tony Thurmond announces more than 500,000 additional computing devices made available to California schools

Tony Thurmond, California Department of Education
Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 21:20:52-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Wednesday that the California Department of Education teamed up with technology companies to make available more than 500,000 more computing devices for California students in need.

“We cannot stop until we know we have leveled the playing field for every student in California by connecting them to the technology they need to succeed now, and in the years ahead,” Thurmond said. “At a time when there is a worldwide shortage of devices, I want to thank these companies for prioritizing California students, and I am proud that we have been able to work together to give school districts a unique chance to equip every student in need with a computing device.”

During a virtual news media briefing Wednesday, the State Superintendent said the CDE has worked directly with manufacturers and technology resellers to identify and prioritize available devices for California students.

Schools can find regular updates on available devices here.

An archived broadcast of Wednesday’s full media check-in with the State Superintendent can be viewed on the CDE's Facebook page.