Wilton receives $93K school technology grant from the state

In January, Connecticut Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell announced the State Bond Commission’s approval of $10,935,598 in technology grants to help put more computers in classrooms and increase Internet bandwidth in schools across Connecticut.

The investment is part of the state’s broad efforts to strengthen computer and technology resources as schools continue to implement Connecticut Core Standards and administer computer-adaptive tests aligned to these standards.

The grants will go to 171 school districts across the state, including Wilton, which will receive $93,170.

“If we want our students to thrive in school and have the skills and knowledge to succeed in the high-tech world they will enter after high school and college, we have to teach them technology skills,” said Wentzell.

“This investment will put more computers in the classroom and empower more students to have the skills they need to be successful global citizens.”