Education: Partnership with Rogers and Apple - April 17

Thebvgovernment announced a partnership with Rogers Communications and Apple to help meet the educational needs of students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak.

iPad devices are being purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data. To date, over 21,000 will be sent to the homes of families in need. Apple is providing on-going support in French and English to teachers, parents and students, with a collection of resources to support learning and working from home. Apple is also offering teachers free one-to-one virtual coaching by Apple Professional Learning Specialists. In addition to providing free wireless data, Rogers is also working with Ontario school boards to provide high-speed, low-cost internet to subsidized tenants and members of housing partners across Ontario through its Connected for Success program, as well as the Government of Canada Connecting Families initiative. 

Minister’s English Statement: https://www.news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2020/04/ontario-establishes-key-partnerships-to-make-home-learning-more-accessible.html

Minister’s French Statement: https://www.news.ontario.ca/edu/fr/2020/04/lontario-noue-des-partenariats-cles-pour-rendre-lapprentissage-a-la-maison-plus-accessible.html