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Susan Hardman unboxes Chromebooks and T-Mobile hot spots at Hillcrest High School in Midvale on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The devices will be checked out to students who don't have computing devices or internet access at home, through a T-Mobile Empower 2.0 grant.

Susan Hardman unboxes Chromebooks and T-Mobile hot spots at Hillcrest High School in Midvale on Tuesday. The devices will be available to be checked out by the 3,500 students the district estimates don't have computing devices or internet access at home, through a T-Mobile Empower 2.0 grant. “In the rush to making sure our schools are equipped for the high-tech demands of a 21st century education, we need to be careful about leaving some students behind,” Scot McCombs, information technology director for the district, said in a statement. “We need to also be working to bridge the digital divide.” The devices will first be made available to 430 high school students in much the same way that libraries books are checked out, except for a more extended period of time.

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