smart schools

LI districts score big in $44M Smart Schools round

Roughly $13 million in technology upgrades are coming to 11 Long Island school districts through the state’s $2 billion Smart Schools program – including the two largest individual awards doled out this funding round. Funds besting $12.88 million for Island schools are part of about $44 million spread over 65 Smart Schools Investment Plans announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, marking the latest funding round through the Smart Schools Bond Act approved by voters…


More LI funding through $2B Smart Schools effort

Three more Long Island school districts will receive funding for technology upgrades through Albany’s Smart Schools program. A total of roughly $2 million will be funneled to the East Moriches, Island Trees and Manhasset school districts in the latest round of funding through Smart Schools, a $2 billion effort to close the so-called technology and broadband-access “digital divide” between school districts that are less and more affluent. All told, approximately $38.6 million is being doled…


LI schools tech-up in ‘Smart’ $43M package

Funding for programs in five Long Island school districts is included in a $43 million “Smart Schools” investment package announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The package, which funds or partially funds a total of 36 Smart School spending plans across the state, is part of the $2 billion Smart School Bond Act, a sweeping initiative approved by state voters in 2014. The act is designed to redesign teaching and learning initiatives in New…


Six LI districts land Smart Schools funding

Six Long Island school districts are in line for almost $7 million in funding under the state’s new Smart Schools program, a $2 billion effort to close the so-called “digital divide” of technology and broadband access. “As technology continues to shape the landscape of our economy, we must re-imagine our classrooms into modern centers of learning so that our students are prepared for the jobs that meet the demands of tomorrow,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said…