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NYC Schools Get Serious Tech Upgrade & Computer-Based Lessons

First Posted: 10/18/10 02:55 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

More than 13,000 students in 80 New York City public schools are getting a tech boost from The Department of Education, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The DOE has invested $7.2 million and plans to funnel an additional $30 million over the next three years in computers and computer-related lesson plans. The blended-learning model, which requires two hours of computer-based exercises a day, is designed to cater to multiple learning styles, and improve teacher attention to individual student needs.

Special education teacher Jazmin Rivera told the WSJ that she believes the program is suited:

"for struggling students, in particular. Having the computer read to a student with auditory disabilities is key to capturing their interest in the material. These are kids who 'would zone out and not be engaged'."

To read more about the initiative, visit The WSJ.

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