President Obama made the following promise:
"We'll help schools integrate technology into their curriculum so we can make sure public school students are fluent in the digital language of the 21st-century economy." — 9/9/08, Dayton, Ohio
Other promises regarding education.
Updated: February 17, 2009
Stimulus Signed Into Law
The final version of the stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed by President Obama, appropriates [PDF] $44.5 billion to support local school districts to avoid layoffs and cutbacks. The flexibility of the funds means they may be used for school modernization and repair.
Updated: February 11, 2009
Stimulus Includes Relief For Schools
The stimulus bill that emerged from discussions between the House and the Senate reportedly allocates $47 billion to prevent cuts in state aid to school districts. Some funding may go toward modernizing and repairing schools.
Updated: January 29, 2009
House Passes Stimulus Bill
The current stimulus package adds almost $80 billion to states' education budgets, roughly a quarter of which is ticketed for school renovation and modernization.
Updated: January 15, 2009
Obama Reinforces Pledge
Obama reaffirmed his pledge to bring schools into the digital age during a Jan. 11 appearance on "This Week," where he said, "We want to create a classroom for the 21st century for every child, as well as community colleges and public universities."
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