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Supporting and maintaining new computers and equipment are proving to be challenges the district may need to hire more staff and broaden bandwidth to address.

In 1994, Donna Milgram founded the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS), the only national organization whose sole mission is to provide educators and employers with the tools they need to encourage women to enter and succeed in careers where they are under-represented.

Schools leaders are drafting a fresh plan to integrate technology into Alameda’s classrooms.

The plans are required in order for the school district to be eligible for state and federal technology grants and for a discount on telecommunications costs district officials estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000 a year. But unlike prior plans that were essentially unfunded, the goals outlined in the new, three-year plan will be backed at least in part by Measure A parcel tax money.