SENATOR MURKOWSKI ANNOUNCES DONATION OF COMPUTERS TO ALASKA SCHOOLSWASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the shipment of surplus Senate computers to five rural Alaska schools. Schools in Slana, Yakutat, Tanana, Hydaburg and Klukwan will receive five computers each from the United States Senate’s Computers for Schools Program.
“It is vital to our students’ education that we provide them with adequate technology to prepare for the future,” said Senator Murkowski. “I am proud to be able to donate this equipment, which will greatly improve these students’ access to current technology.”
Schools were awarded computers based on the technological compatibility of schools’ current computers with the donated computers. Preference was given to schools where it was determined that a donation of five computers would have a major impact on students’ academic achievement.
The U.S. Senate Computers for Schools Program helps public schools take advantage of the information technology age by channeling surplus computers into classrooms throughout the country.