The City of Birmingham is going to invest in computers for all of the school children in their city! Eschool News reported this story today.
- Birmingham took another step closer to becoming the first entity in the United States to purchase $200 laptop computers from the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation. Birmingham’s city council has approved a $3.5 million plan to provide schoolchildren with 15,000 low-cost laptops produced by foundation.
The city council also allocated $500,000 to the school district to sort out any technical issues in the purchase of the laptops.
What a great investment by the city. Sounds like a forward thinking city council to me!