Niagra Falls school board talks technology

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

One of the major driving forces in education in the 21st century is technology, whether it be in the classroom or behind the scenes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Niagara Falls City School District.

Or, at least, such is the opinion of many of the district's chief administrators, who presented the city's school board with an update to its technology plan Thursday.

Part of the update focused on what board members and the general public can expect technology-wise from the district's capital improvement project, called the Inventing Tomorrow project, as work begins to ramp up this summer.

"We look at technology as the great equalizer in education," Superintendent Cynthia Bianco said. "Look at our STEM labs we're building in our capital project. When we went to the state, we were the first to propose these. Now everyone's doing it. And the same thing with our SMART Boards in the last capital project. Others had them in individual schools, but we were the first to have them district-wide."

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