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Published August 24, 2012, 03:18 PM

Devils Lake Students Get iPads

When Devils Lake students return to school next week, they'll get to try out some new educational tools thanks to a sizable donation.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

When Devils Lake students return to school next week, they'll get to try out some new educational tools thanks to a sizable donation.

Food distributor Nash Finch and Leevers Foods have teamed up to provide 300 iPads for students in the Devils Lake school district.

Nash Finch CEO Alec Covington presented the school district with a check for more than $150,000.

Nash Finch is based in Minneapolis but was founded in Devils Lake in 1885. The money will provide resource rooms in every Devils Lake school stocked with the tablets. The school district had already planned to buy iPads over a three year period but the donation made it possible to buy them in a manner of weeks.

Covington: “We're extremely excited. This is the home of our company, so to be able to come back to Devils Lake and do something to help forward and advance the education of children in this community it means everything in the world to us.”

Scott Privratsky, Devils Lake Superintendant: “We have so many children that don't have opportunities to use technology and now the iPads are such great teaching tools that it's gonna have a large impact I feel on student achievement throughout the year.”

Teachers say the iPads let students be more engaged in their learning, which helps them remember more of what they learn.

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