Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Future of Classrooms for the Future?

In an article on the newly approved PA budget on the state website, it is noted that "While all sides came out with things they were seeking, Governor Rendell said he was able to keep funding for pre-kindergarten, laptop computers for high school classrooms . . . "

I'll keep you posted!

Barb (with fingers crossed)


  1. "The proposed budget will fund much or most of Rendell’s priorities, including $200 million in new education spending for pre-kindergarten, full-day kindergarten and Head Start. That figure also includes $90 million in funding for laptops in high school classrooms, up from $20 million last year."

    from Capitolwire: Governor announces $27.4 billion-plus budget deal.

    By Peter L. DeCoursey and Christopher Lilienthal

  2. I read in the Inquirer this morning that the dollar amount has not yet been established!

  3. From The Patriot News, July 11, 2007: http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1184118933107150.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

    Education agenda survives
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 BY JAN MURPHY Of The Patriot-News

    "Gov. Ed Rendell claimed many victories in Monday's $27.4 billion state budget deal, but the first he mentioned at his news conference was his declaration that "all of the funding is intact" for two key educational initiatives.

    As was his plan when he announced his budget priorities in February, Rendell said he will invest $75 million in expanding access to preschool to 11,000 more children and $25 million into increasing the availability of full-day kindergarten to about two-thirds of the state's school districts.

    He also announced that his Classrooms for the Future initiative will be fully funded. It will put $90 million into buying technology for high school classrooms and $11 million into training teachers how to use this tool to deliver instruction."


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