May 11, 2020 I Coronavirus

Shure Donates Earphones To Chicago Public Schools

Shure, an audio equipment manufacturer, has donated $79,000 worth of earphones to Chicago Public Schools.

Shure’s SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones are compatible with mobile phones and laptops to enable more focused learning for students and teachers during online lessons in quarantine. An inline mic provides clear audio for two-way communication between students and teachers. Select Chicago Public Schools have received the earphones to distribute to those who need them.

“Once schools were closed, teachers, staff and administrators were forced to move toward a new normal by having students and teachers use online learning tools like Google Hangouts,” said Jeffrey Finelli, principal at Edison Park Elementary School. “Shure made a donation specifically for families who were not fortunate enough to have the proper tools to help their child learn effectively at home. It made a world of difference for so many families. Students are now not distracted when they are participating in the live video conferences and able to communicate with their classmates.”

According to Mark Brunner, vice president of global corporate and government relations at Shure, the company is pleased to lend its support to CPS students and educators during this time. “This significant need for online learning tools presented an opportunity for Shure to fulfill what we consider to be a vital part of our corporate responsibility to our community,” he said.

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