Plugging in schools – $38.3M project

Wachovia Corp. is giving $1 million to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as part of a $38.3 million effort to provide a computer for every four students, the Winston-Salem Journal reported May 2.

The project will include more than 11,000 new computers, fiber-optic connections and other equipment, the development of curriculum software and training teachers to build technology into the classroom.

Funding the project could be tough, the Journal said.

The plan calls for spending $15 million from the system’s proposed $202 million bond package, plus $15.3 million in federal and state g rants and another $7 million in private contributions, the Journal said.

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