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K-3rd Grade Literacy at PPS

NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, julieo@mhcrc.org MHCRC COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM   |   WWW.MHCRC.ORG MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Invests $5 million in K-3rd Grade Literacy at Portland Public Schools The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the Portland School Board and Superintendent Smith a check for over $5 million at the November 3 Board meeting to fund critical teacher supports towards creating technology-rich learning for K-3rd grade literacy. The grant was made available under the MHCRC’s TechSmart Initiative for Student Success. The TechSmart Initiative grant investment is laser focused on significantly increasing…

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MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Mathematics at Reynolds Schools

NEWS RELEASE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Julie S. Omelchuck, Community Grants Program Director, MHCRC 503-823-4188, julieo@mhcrc.org Justin Birmingham, Grants & Partnerships Coordinator, Reynolds School District 503-661-7200, jbirmingham@rsd7.net  MHCRC COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM   |   WWW.MHCRC.ORG MHCRC TechSmart Initiative Funds Technology-Rich Mathematics at Reynolds Schools The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the Reynolds School Board and Superintendent Florence a $1.3 million dollar check at the October Board meeting to fund critical teacher supports towards creating technology-rich learning for 6th-9th Grade mathematics. The grant was made available under the MHCRC’s TechSmart Initiative for Student Success. The TechSmart Initiative grant investment is laser…

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Rockwood Innovation Station Ground Breaking

[masterslider id="5"] On August 26, Multnomah County officials conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Rockwood Innovation Station at Rockwood Library. The MHCRC's Community Technology Grant support has given Multnomah County Library a boost toward helping Rockwood community youth become academically successful and career ready. The Rockwood Innovation Station aims to address community disparities by broadening access to connected learning (learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational or economic opportunity) through engaging, technology-focused curriculum opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). The Rockwood Innovation Station will provide adult mentors and a makerspace with access to online learning tools and…

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Comments to FCC on MVPD

The MHCRC joined a coalition to file comments in the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on multichannel video program distributors (MVPD). As video streaming over the internet continues to expand and evolve the MHCRC supports compensation for private use of public property (right of way) and a local voice, through public, education and government access (PEG), are reflected in federal policy governing MVPD’s. Comments were filed on March 3, 2015 Read the  COALITION COMMENTS  (PDF)

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Community Technology Grants

  September 2015: The 2016 Community Technology Grants cycle opens October 5, 2015. The deadline for Pre-Applications is December 8, 2015. More June 2015: The MHCRC is please to announce the 2016 Community Technology Grants award recipients are: Flying Focus Video Collective; MetroEast Community Media on behalf of the City of Wood Village; NW Film Center; Our United Villages; Community Vision; Young Audiences, Metro (Council Chambers); Metro (video conferencing); The Skanner Foundation; NW Childrens' Theater; PSU.TV; and, Friends of the Children. December 2014: The 2015 Community Technology Grants cycle deadline was December 9, 2014. Thank you to all who applied. The Community Technology Grants…

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TechSmart Initiative Launch

September 2014: The launch of the MHCRC TechSmart Initiative coincided with the grand opening celebration of the new Richard C. Alexander Early Learning Center at Earl Boyles. The MHCRC provided a nearly $1 million grant to David Douglas School District to fund critical teacher supports towards creating a technology-rich early learning program at Earl Boyles Elementary School and the new Early Learning Center. The MHCRC was recognized as a significant project partner at the grand opening celebration and was honored with a conference room and two observation rooms named after the MHCRC and the TechSmart initiative.

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