Harmony Public Schools Receives FCC Grant to Provide Computer and Internet Access

FCC grant allows Harmony to provide hotspots and Chromebooks

TEXAS — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded Harmony Public Schools a $539,000 grant to connect low-income students to computer and Internet access.

The grant, which is part of the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Act, will immediately provide 1,000 Harmony homes with WiFi hotspots to engage in online learning, if needed, or participate in the service 24-hour free online tutoring program from Harmony, TutorMe. The grant will also allow Harmony to purchase and distribute 1,000 Chromebooks to students who do not have access to a computer at home.

Keeping students academically connected to their school studies and socially connected to their school friends have been key parts of Harmony’s response to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. During the first weeks of the pandemic, Harmony distributed approximately 4,000 computers and internet access devices to families. The STEM-focused school system also provided science teachers and even some students with at-home 3D printers to help produce more than 8,000 face shields for local first responders at a time when such equipment was in short supply.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving pre-K through 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW , San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum has a strong emphasis on STEM skills, character education, project-based learning, and college readiness.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school years for students and team members.

To learn more, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org.

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high-performing PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math and science-focused curriculum and dedicated and committed teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students for success in college, in their careers. and in life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed and are committed to helping them reach their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com /HarmonyTexas.

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