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52 New York Schools Get Funding in Program to Boost Technology

New York state is beefing up funding and support for classroom technology, high-tech security and connectivity in its public schools.

On Wednesday, the first 52 school projects were approved, with $45 million from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that was approved by voters, the Associated Press reported.

The bulk of that, $26 million, will pay for classroom technology, AP said.

“As technology continues to shape the landscape of our economy, we must reimagine our classrooms into modern centers of learning so that our students are prepared for the jobs that meet the demands of tomorrow,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on his website.

A list of districts that received funding can be found on Cuomo’s site. Lakeland Central School District is receiving the highest amount, with $3.65 million going to classroom technology.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at rchang@1105media.com.

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