Port Chester District Looking for Slice of New York's $87M Technology Pie

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Port Chester schools are hoping to capture a piece of an $87 million pot of money that is available to New York schools serving low-income students to purchase new technology and software.

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. says the funding is available as part of the settlement reached between New York State consumers and Microsoft Corporation in 2006. King said the state Education Department established the New York State School Technology Voucher Program to distribute the funds in the form of vouchers to eligible schools.

"Far too often, students in low income school districts miss out on the use of the latest technology in the classroom," King said. "Our goal is to graduate every student with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college and careers. Technology is an important tool to help students reach that goal. These funds will help level the playing field for thousands of students.”

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