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Pasco Students Got Computers Monday Night Their Parents Learned How to Use Them

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PASCO, Wash. - The students got the computers now the parents are learning how to use them at the Pasco School District headquarters on Lewis Street in Pasco.

The Internet workshop is intended to educate parents about the web.

About 20 Pasco families got new computers in their homes because of the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology and Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program.

Students in the TechREACH program received the computers.  TechREACH is a program designed to increase under represented middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math.

Most of the students already got the computers, but Monday night parents were learning how to use them.

They learned the basics about the Internet, email and online safety.

14-year-old Jessica Valladares received a computer.  She said her family is very excited.  She said she is happy her mother is learning how to work the computer.  She said it's, "pretty cool because my mom is going to know how to use the computer now.  She won't have to tell me what's this what's this. She would always tell me 'how do you do this, how do you do that?"

The lesson was taught in Spanish.  

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