Rhode Island Stepping Into Digital Spotlight

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Rhode Island Stepping Into Digital Spotlight

Aug 21, 2013

Nice piece in the Providence Journal on how specific schools are putting technology to work, a year after Little Rhody began its Wireless Classroom Initiative. Rhode Island began implementing a comprehensive infrastructure plan a year ago, including a $20 million commitment to bring high speed Internet to every classroom in two years. The State Department of Education also created master price agreements to facilitate cheaper purchasing of new technology, including agreements between professional development providers like Educational Collaborators, Intel Teach, Edmodo, KeyStone Learning Systems, and Microsoft Professional Development.

Also, not to be forgotten, the state recently approved two new virtual schools, Village Green Charter School and Sheila "Skip" Nowell Leadership Academy.

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