Boston – July 14, 2020 – iHeartMedia Boston’s KISS 108, Boston’s #1 Hit Music Station and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents announced today the launch of “Chromebooks For Kids” – a fundraising campaign to purchase Chromebooks for local students to use at home and in the classroom.
“Chromebooks For Kids” was announced this morning on the Matty In The Morning show with the help of Boston’s own Michael L. Bivins, and Cassellius, Brenda, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools Starting today through September 4th, KISS 108 will encourage listeners to text SCHOOLS to 36413 or visit Kiss108.com/Schools to make a donation and support students in the community.
The school year ended much differently than anyone could have anticipated. Teachers and students heavily relied on technology to continue lesson plans as Massachusetts shifted to at-home learning. A recent study conducted by the Department of Education uncovered that over 100,000 students lack access to technology at home to participate in remote learning.
“Our public education system has the responsibility to provide high quality education to each and every one of its students,” said Tom Scott, Executive Director for The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. “Unfortunately, during this pandemic, not every child has the benefit of technology. Remote learning will continue to be an important part of every child’s education and every child deserves the technology to be successful.”
“When classroom learning resumes, the need for Chromebooks remains paramount,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Boston. “Access to technology is vital for students’ success. KISS 108 and our listeners understand the importance of education as the foundation of future success.”
In August, KISS 108 and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents will begin the delivery and distribution of the new Chromebooks to students and schools.
Listeners can visit kiss108.com/Schools for more information on the campaign.
KISS 108 is the leading media outlet in the Boston market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and more than 135 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia Boston
iHeartMedia Boston owns and operates WXKS-FM, WJMN-FM, WBWL-FM, WZLX-FM, WKAF-FM, WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, WXKS-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)
The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, originated in 1973, and is the only statewide organization dedicated to the unique professional and advocacy concerns of school superintendents and assistant superintendents. The Association has a responsibility to actively advocate for a public education system that sets high expectations for all students and is responsive to their learning needs.
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