By Bob Katzen
The Baker Administration awarded $32.9 million in Remote Learning Technology Grants to 253 school districts across the state.
The funds will be used to improve the use of technology and strengthen teaching and learning by purchasing computers and assistive technologies to ensure sufficient Internet access for students. The grants will also cover reimbursement costs to districts that have already spent funds on technology during the school closures that began in March.
“Access to technology is critical for students and their education,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “These technology grants are just one way in which we are working with districts to help them face the challenges associated with COVID-19 and keep kids focused on learning.”
“Although these grants were inspired by needs that became apparent because of COVID-19, this technology will strengthen and improve the quality of all students’ education in a sustainable way,” said Education Secretary James Peyser.