Canaan Schools receives $5,000 grant for classroom technology upgrades

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CANAAN — Canaan Schools has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Consolidated Communications’ Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program to support classroom technology upgrades. The grant was celebrated during a check presentation at a school assembly on May 10.

The funding will enhance the technology available in classrooms, allowing students to engage more interactively through programs and lesson materials that emphasize exercise, movement, and balancing skills.

“We are tremendously grateful to Consolidated Communications for their generous grant supporting our youngest learners,” said Jennifer Lawcewicz, superintendent at Essex North Supervisory Union. “Research shows that young children learn better when engaged in activities involving multiple modalities such as music, movement, and visuals. We are excited to expand our use of technology to support learning in our preschool classroom.”

Scott Brooks, director of government affairs for Consolidated, emphasized the importance of such initiatives.

“Through our Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program, we are increasing access for students to learn, grow, and thrive. Investing in education initiatives like this makes our communities stronger, and Consolidated is proud to support the Canaan community and its youth through this grant.”

The Consolidated Connects Educational Grant Program funds K-12 schools within the company’s service area that provide innovative, technology-focused learning programs. Since 2021, the program has granted more than $160,000 to 52 schools, impacting over 14,500 students.

Canaan Schools serves pre-K through 12th-grade students and families in Canaan and nearby communities. Part of the Essex North Supervisory Union, Canaan Schools provides broad academic and technical career programs, early college and dual enrollment opportunities, and co-curricular offerings, including athletics, visual, and performing arts.

The school aims to help students become educated, responsible, caring, and contributing members of society, offering excellence in rural education.

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