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Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation President, Angelo Roman, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the K-2nd Grade Literacy Initiative in the Upper Darby School District. Angelo highlights the Foundation's commitment to purchase Smartboard and I-Pad technology for K-2nd grade as well as the School District's commitment to install high-speed wireless internet in 140 classrooms by this Fall. Teachers will receive training to further ensure this technology and literacy initiative is as effective as possible in achieving 100% literacy by 2nd grade in all Upper Darby schools. To view the Comcast Newsmakers segment in its entirety, please click here.More
The Foundation's goal is to have 100% of first graders reading. All elementary schools will be equipped with wireless capability and the 140 classrooms for grades kindergarten through second will have interactive projectors and whiteboards. The first appeal will solicit $265,000 in donations from the 65,000 alumni.