Monday, August 1, 2016

AM Dinowitz Secures $500k for Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy

  New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced that he has secured $500,000 in funding for the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (M.S./H.S. 141) for technology upgrades.

The capital funds secured by Assemblyman Dinowitz are to be used for in-classroom Smartboards, which are interactive, computerized whiteboards that utilize touch screen technology. Smartboards are an innovative way to upgrade public schools as they enable students to engage in classroom activities and lessons in a highly immersive way. The addition of this technology to RKA also ensures that teachers have the best technology available to facilitate student learning.

“I am very pleased I was able to allocate this money for the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy,” saidAssemblyman Dinowitz. “Smartboards are a great way to bring our schools into the twenty-first century and make sure that our students have access to the best resources possible. It is critical that as technology advances, our schools continuously improve to match those advancements, so I am very excited to see this funding go to good use in the near future. Exposing middle and high school students to this technology will help prepare them for both higher education learning, and gives them crucial experience with technology used in today’s workforce.”

The Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy is located at 660 West 236th Street and services over 1400 Middle and High School students.

Assemblyman Dinowitz presented the check for $500,000 to Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy Principal Lori O’Mara at H.S. 141’s graduation.

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