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U.S. Sen. McCaskill donates computers to Lake Road school

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill chose Lake Road Elementary School in Poplar Bluff, MO to be the recipient of 5 used computers as part of the Computers for Schools program of the legislative chamber.

The HP Compaq devices were placed in first grade classrooms on Friday, Sept. 4, to be utilized for differentiated instruction during group exercises, according to Lake Road educators.

“We are delighted that out of the hundreds of elementary schools in Missouri, Sen. McCaskill chose Lake Road,” said Principal Erica Weadon.

“This year we’ve been able to add computers in our classrooms with Title I funding so that second and third graders can have access to online instructional resources."

"This generous donation will help us expand our efforts to reach more first graders as well.”

Lake Road was the only school in Southeast Missouri selected to receive the computers under the national yearly program.

The Missouri senator also donated computers to Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City  and St. Louis elementary schools this summer.

“Technology is a critical component of education today,” McCaskill stated.

“This program connects young Missouri students with technology that can enhance classroom learning and boost the life skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.”

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