WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota elementary school is getting technology resources through the White House’s ConnectEd program.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says every student at Cannon Ball Elementary School will receive an iPad. Every teacher and administrator will get an iPad or a Mac computer.
Cannon Ball Elementary is one of 114 schools nationwide that will receive Apple technology in every classroom under the program. Cannon Ball is part of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.
The White House’s ConnectEd program is a partnership with private companies that seeks to bring high-speed Internet to classrooms around the country.
This development comes on the tails of a new program in Williston that allows any graduate from Williston High School to attend Williston State College for free. The college is a 2-year university and thanks to the influx of oil money in the area, will allow students to gain the skills needed to further their careers. Cannon Ball Elementary School was recently visited by Barack Obama. It was part of his visit to the Cannonball Reservation, marking one of the only times a president has visited a native american reservation.