EAGLE-TRIBUNE: Lawrence schools get technology grants

Lawrence schools were among more than two dozen districts statewide selected for upward of $3.8 million in state grants for technology infrastructure.

The Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant is a matching state grant program that helps schools strengthen 21st-century teaching and learning through the use of technology such as WiFi and increased broadband access, according to a press release. It is administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Municipal and School Technology at EOTSS.

The state funding will be combined with nearly $2 million in local funds, helping more than 39,000 students at 79 schools, according to the release.

“Improving technology infrastructure in schools across the Commonwealth will help ensure students continue to receive the educational experiences they need to be successful,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “These grants will help make classrooms more engaging for thousands of Massachusetts students.”

Several Lawrence schools and departments will receive funding: The learning center at Lawrence High School will get $32,106.17; the Rollins Early Childhood Center will receive $10,808.44; the School for Exceptional Studies will get $32,198.38; and Exceptional Studies at the Bruce Annex will receive $5,371.48, according to the press release.

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