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NYC DOE is ordering more iPads for students—here's how to request one

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Danielle Valente

Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that NYC schools are in the process of ordering iPads. They are expected to arrive in November. 

"Overall, the Department of Education has 950,000 remote learning devices available for students, some obviously are kept in schools, others are given to kids to take home," the mayor said during a press conference. "That supply has been extraordinary and has reached so much of our needs, but we still have additional need for 100,000 more iPads according to the surveys we've taken from parents and families. So, the additional 100,000 iPads are being procured, now they will be provided to students starting next month." 

According to the DOE website, "Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends a NYC public school, DOE Pre-K or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) can request a device." Additionally, children in public or charter schools who meet certain criteria are eligible for an iPad as well. Those in shelter or foster care will be given priority. 

All parents who are interested in requesting a device for their child should fill out this form. 

You can keep up to date with the latest happenings by accessing the 2020-2021 NYC school calendar and referencing our list of school closures. Should you be interested in tutoring for your little academics, check out the NYPL's free, virtual options or let one of these online classes for kids help with homework Q's. 

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