DeKalb schools are big winner of state technology grant

The DeKalb County School District is the biggest beneficiary in Georgia of a new grant to expand Internet access in schools.

The district is being awarded $8.4 million to ensure high-speed broadband access, according to state officials. The district was among 103 local education authorities awarded more than $36.7 million from the Connections for Classrooms initiative by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, the Georgia Department of Education and the One Georgia Authority.

DeKalb is getting at least five times more than any other district in the state. The district said it is acquiring 19,000 new computers and installing interactive boards in every classroom along with universal wireless access and expanded Internet capacity.

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