May 6, 2020 submitted by Hingham Education Foundation (courtesy photo)
The Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) is proud to announce that it has provided roughly $50,000 to fund laptops for teachers in need of a technology upgrade.
In the early days of school closure, the Hingham Public School Administration was able to identify and distribute Chromebooks to students and staff in need. However, as the weeks have gone by, it became apparent there were still teachers that needed upgraded technology in order to work and engage students remotely. The intent of this donation is to provide the teachers with the technical capability for enhanced remote learning delivery and increased connectivity with their students.
HEF has always been committed to funding grants to educate, enrich, and inspire excellence in every student. “Like so many of us right now, the HEF board felt a sense of urgency to help during this unprecedented time,” said Kyra Frank, President of HEF. "The HPS Administration, Faculty, and Staff have been faced with an unparalleled challenge to educate all of our students remotely in a very short timeframe. We are grateful for the generosity of our community, and our partnership with the HPS administration, which put HEF in a position to meet this need very quickly. It is a lucky coincidence that our donation falls during teacher appreciation week.”
We are grateful for our teachers’ dedication, and their unwavering commitment to the students of Hingham. HEF is humbled to play this role and show our deepest appreciation to the greatest teachers around!
To learn more about HEF, volunteer, or donate, please visit www.hinghameducation.org.