Pittsburgh Public School Students Receive More than 10,000 DDI Sponsored Tote Bags

September 16, 2020

As students at Pittsburgh Public Schools received their laptops to begin the school year virtually, they got to carry home their equipment in new bags, courtesy of DDI and the Association for Talent Development.

DDI sponsored 10,500 tote bags for the 2020 Association of Talent Development (ATD) Conference, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bags were purchased by ATD and sponsored by DDI. After canceling the conference, the bags were redirected to the Pittsburgh Pubic School District.

In order to support online learning efforts, school officials have been working to provide each student with laptops for remote learning and virtual classes. Their goal is to provide every student with a device for remote learning. Since the district opened the 2020-21 school year in an online-only format, officials used the bags to help with the deployment of computers and other online devices.

“It’s good to see the bags finding a new life and benefiting students’ education in Pittsburgh,” said DDI Chief Executive Office Tacy Byham. “Since the pandemic, the value of technology in the educational process has become essential. We’re proud to know that DDI will play a vital role in helping students safely carry the technology that will help them further their education.”


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