NYC Schools To Get $650 Million From de Blasio For Tech

MAKE IT RAIN: Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his plans to support technology in schools with a whopping $670 million over the next five years. Of this amount, $170 million will be made in the coming year, with $20M going to devices and software and $150M for capital improvements like wiring and network infrastructure. According to the district, 99% of schools already have high-bandwidth fiber optic connections. This investment, however, will help schools “keep pace with the emerging ‘tech ecosystem',” the mayor’s office explains in the press release.

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