NYC Schools To Get $670 Million From de Blasio For Tech

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City detailed key investments in this year’s budget designed to close the achievement gap in every neighborhood. De Blasio’s plan is to invest $670 million for technology in city schools over the next five years. Of the $670 million, $20 million will to devices and software and $650 million for capital improvements like wiring and network infrastructure.

In addition to making new investments to increase the availability of technology in the classroom, investments are slated to “boost programs that allow students to pursue computer science-related academic tracks.” For example, an additional $20 million will be invested the coming fiscal year to expand STEM  programs at CUNY community colleges.

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.