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$2.4 MILLION IN SMART SCHOOL INVESTMENT PLANS FOR 40TH SCHOOL DISTRICT

By MARK WOODSON

While New York State is on the cutting edge of innovation and technology in many areas, some schools in the Hudson Valley remain in the past. To help transform our classrooms from the classrooms of yesterday to the classrooms of tomorrow, Senator Terrence Murphy has secured $2.4 million for schools in the 40th Senate District through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

“The Smart Schools Bond Act will support investments in education technology that will equip students with the skills they need to thrive and succeed in the twenty-first century global economy,” Senator Murphy said. “These investments will help close the ‘digital divide’ and increase access to technology and high-speed broadband in school districts throughout the Hudson Valley.”

Bedford School District will receive $620, 202; Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District $707,629; Pleasantville Union Free District $432,564, and the Yorktown Central School District will get $700,025.

With the Smart Schools Act, school districts are investing in technology such as computer servers, interactive whiteboards, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and high-speed broadband and wireless connectivity. This technology helps students to learn at their own pace, expands access to advanced courses and interactive curriculum, and enhances communication between parents and teachers.

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