Laptops + Tablets for Buffalo’s Smart Schools
Great news for students in Buffalo and Rochester. The future of education is in technology and the Governor of New York has plans to help make that a reality. Money has been allocated to supply students with laptops and other gear to help them learn.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced approval of the two largest Smart Schools Investment Plans to date, totaling $48.3 million. The plans will modernize classrooms in Buffalo and Rochester, part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act - a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters.
Rochester and Buffalo have similar deficiencies when it comes to the need for technology in the classroom. However, the Governor has mapped out a strategy unique to each city.
Buffalo's Smart Schools Investment Plan invests $21.4 million in classroom technology that will help educators reimagine the process of teaching. Students will have better access to laptops and tablets, and classrooms will have improved equipment that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The plan will enable the purchasing of videoconferencing units to better enable long-distance communication, new interactive classroom displays, 3D printers, and laptop/tablet charging stations.