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DISD Students And Parents To Begin Training On Donated Computers

24 Apr 2000


Approximately 250 district families will receive donated computers and training on their use. The donation and training is part of the Connect-A-Student to Technology (CAST) Program which brings refurbished computers to Dallas Independent School District students for home use.


Equipment distribution and training will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Service Center II, 3701 S. Lamar, (I-45 South, exit west on Lamar St.).


Parents and students from W. T. White High School and Boude Storey Middle School will receive the donated technology. Also participating in the event are representatives from Corel Corporation, HiFusion, Inc., Excel Communications, and Sea Land Services, Inc. who have contributed equipment and services to the CAST program.


CAST was recently created by the district's Technology Outreach Program to improve student literacy and students' computer use and proficiency. The program allows students at selected schools to take donated computers home and provides them connectivity to the school and to the Internet for curriculum enhancement. In addition, parents will have the ability to hear from the teacher via regular teacher to parent e-mails.

Dallas Independent School District
3700  Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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