Ivanka Trump, Apple CEO visit Idaho school district
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WILDER — Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Wilder and toured schools in the district Tuesday to promote science, technology, engineering and math.
In 2016, Apple donated iPads to all students and teachers in the low income school district as part of a program to help students lacking access to technology. Tuesday’s visit was related to technology and how the district uses it to advance education.
The topic didn’t come without protesters – some of whom were students and parents. They expressed concerns and disagreements with how the district handles Apple products and other technology. The Associated Press reports a small group of Trump supporters and opponents demonstrated outside the elementary school toured by Trump and Cook, and several students from the high school next door walked out of class in protest.
The district is one of southwestern Idaho’s poorest, and was one of 114 low-income schools in 29 states that Apple helped with iPad donations.