Optimum Lightpath doles $100,000 to bring technology into New Jersey classrooms

Optimum Lightpath has established an even greater bond with its local school district clientele by awarding 10 New Jersey schools $100,000 in grants to roll out distance learning applications.

These grant awards, which were announced during this week's New Jersey Education Technology Conference: New Strategies to Transform Schools & Classrooms in Somerset, N.J., are part of Optimum Lightpath's Transforming Education With Technology Grant Program.

Each of the applicants that were chosen out of a pool of 166 will receive a $10,000 grant. Schools selected for a grant include:  

  • Arleth Elementary - Parlin, New Jersey (Middlesex County);
  • Cresskill High School - Cresskill, New Jersey (Bergen County);
  • Don Bosco Technology Academy - Paterson, New Jersey (Passaic County);
  • Fernbrook Elementary School - Randolph, New Jersey (Morris County);
  • Hawthorne Elementary School - Teaneck, New Jersey (Bergen County);
  • Hope Academy Charter School - Asbury Park, New Jersey (Monmouth County);
  • Lakeview School - Edison, New Jersey (Middlesex County);
  • Memorial Elementary School - Montvale, New Jersey (Bergen County);
  • Robertsville Elementary School - Morganville, New Jersey (Monmouth County); and
  • Solomon Schechter Day School - Marlboro, New Jersey (Monmouth County).

These grants will help these schools deploy various learning applications including distance learning, virtual field trips, remote home access, in addition to a live-stream television studio run by students and a connection to the nature and practice of science.

Available to both public and private schools throughout New Jersey, the grants were awarded on how a school would use the funds to use technology to improve instruction; promote the use of technology to improve the overall education experience; use new technology to promote distance learning; and create new school initiatives centered around new technologies.

For more:
- see FierceCable's coverage
- see the release

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